NTT Research and NCVC to Form Bio Digital Twin Center
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC) in Japan and NTT Research MEI Lab Target Medical and Healthcare Applications
NTT Research, Inc., (NTTR) a division of NTT 9432, and the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC) today announced an agreement to jointly launch a Bio Digital Twin Center in Suita, Japan. This initiative extends and expands the scope of a joint agreement on cardiovascular bio digital twin (CV BioDT) research between the two organizations reached in 2020. At NTT Research, this work has involved its Medical & Health Informatics (MEI) Lab. Scientists at the NTTR-NCVC Bio Digital Twin Center intend to create applications by integrating mathematical models, co-developed by the MEI Lab and NCVC, onto the CV BioDT platform advanced by the MEI Lab. Drs. Kazunori Uemura and Keita Saku (M.D., Ph.D.s) will lead the NTTR-NCVC Bio Digital Twin Center, respectively, as laboratory chief and acting director. Dr. Uemura was previously laboratory chief at the NCVC Department of Cardiovascular Dynamics, where Dr. Saku remains laboratory chief and acting director. They will conduct research and development with MEI Lab Director Dr. Joe Alexander (M.D., Ph.D.) and team. This is the NCVC's first such collaboration with a company partner.