Lee L. Swanström (USA-France)

Jie He (China)

Michio Hongo (Japan)


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Session 51


Tuesday, September 5
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Room 2



Regenerative medicine

Chair: Takeshi Ohki (Japan)

Discussants: Guillaume Luc (France) – Kulwinder Dua (USA)



  • Organ-specific regenerative cells for the esophagus.
  • Stem cell organization and gene expression profile of Barrett’s epithelium.
  • In vitro esophageal tissue engineering with esophageal epithelium and smooth muscle tissue component.
    Amulya K. Saxena (UK)

Tissue engineering using scaffolds

  • Experimental orthotopic transplantation of tissue-engineered esophagus.
  • Esophageal-preserving approach with extra-cellular matrix.
  • Esophageal reconstruction using biologic scaffolds.


Issue engineering using cell sheet technology

  • Cell sheet transplantation of adipose tissue-derived stromal cells.
  • Tissue-engineered cell sheets for adenocarcinoma on Barrett’s esophagus.
  • Prevention of post-ESD esophageal strictures using endoscopic transplantation of tissue-engineered autologous oral mucosal epithelial cell sheets. Nobuo Kanai (Japan)










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