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Azran Azhim b. Noor Azmi

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Medical Science - Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Tokyo
  • Doctor of Medical Science - Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Tokyo
  • Doctor of Engineering (Functional Systems Engineering) - Doctor of Engineering, University of Tokushima
  • Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) - Masters Degree, University of Tokushima
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) - Bachelor Degree, University of Tokushima
  • Associate Degree - Diploma, Others

Azran Azhim b. Noor Azmi (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES


azranazhim@iium.edu.my
5042


Expert Profile


Dr. Azran Azhim obtained his BEng, MEng in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Dr.Eng in System Engineering from the University of Tokushima, Japan. Upon completion of his Ph.D, he joined the Tokyo Denki University, Japan in 2008 as an Assistant Professor. For his outstanding pioneering work in Bio-signal and Tissue Engineering in Japan, he was the recipient of the Young Investigator Award, Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering in November 2011.
In 2012, he joined Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, University Technology Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur as a senior lecturer, where he focused on working on decellularization of tissue to prepare bio-scaffolds using novel sonication treatment method. As of 2014, he has patented his invention on Apparatus and Method for Decellularizing Biological Tissues. In 2014, he received his second Ph.D in Medical Sciences from the University of Tokyo, Japan. His continuous effort towards this area received widespread recognition and he was awarded the 2014 Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award by Takeda Foundation, Japan in February 2015.
His work has been profiled in more than 80 publications including Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, Journal of Biomaterials Applications and Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. He has consulted for a number of private and public sector clients, both local and international and continues to be available for short-term projects. When he was at UTM Kuala Lumpur, he received and lead ten national grants, two industry grants and one international grant.
Presently, Dr. Azran Azhim is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences and Deputy Dean (Kuantan Campus) of Centre for Postgraduate Studies. His current research interests are on Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.


Area of Specialisation


  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Biomedical Engineering ~ Biomedical Signals
  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Biomedical Engineering ~ Biomedical Systems - Bioelectronics, Biomaterials, Regenerative Medicine
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Engineering Materials ~ Biomaterial
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Medical Biotechnology ~ Regenerative Technology
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Medical Biotechnology ~ Biomaterial - Regenerative Medicine


Teaching Responsibilities


ADVANCES IN BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY 2019/2020
CELL & TISSUE CULTURE 2019/2020 2020/2021
COMMUNITY SERVICE 2021/2022 2020/2021
COMPUTER IN SCIENCE 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016
EPIDEMIOLOGY & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2019/2020 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR RESEARCH PROJECT 1 2018/2019
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2015/2016 2017/2018 2016/2017


Research Projects


Completed
2019 - 2020 DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE TAQWA VILLAGE OF KAMPUNG SG.LAKIT, GUA MUSANG: SURVEY AND INITIAL PLANNING
2018 - 2018 Malaysian Market Study on Commercialization of Biomedical Devices
2017 - 2020 Study on histological properties of recellularized bioscaffolds from decellularized tissues for vessel regenerative application
2016 - 2019 Development of Sonication Decellularization Prototype to Engineer Bioscaffolds for Regenerative Medicine
2016 - 2020 A study on Ethical and Legal Issues in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine : A Step Towards Developing Comprehensive Ethico-legal Framework
2016 - 2020 The Feasibility of using a Combination of Chondrocyte-Specific Transcription Factors and Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase Genes Transfer and Tissue Engineering Technique for Articular Cartilage Regeneration
2016 - 2020 Characterization of Decellularized Scaffolds for Cartilage Tissue Engineering
2015 - 2015 Commercialization of Biomedical Devices in Malaysia: Survey on Market Opportunity
2015 - 2018 Development of Sub-critical Water Treatment in Malaysia
2015 - 2017 Development of Biomedical Devices for Health Care Application
2015 - 2018 Study on Biomechanical Properties of Decellularized Tissue Scaffolds for Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering
On-Going
2019 - Present DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED SONICATION DECELLULARIZATION PROTOTYPE TO ENGINEER BIOSCAFFOLDS


Award & Recognition


17 Apr, 2017 The Most Productive Researcher Award (Science and Technology) - International Islamic University Malaysia University
02 Feb, 2015 Entrepreneur of the Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award - Takeda Foundation International
17 Mar, 2008 Research and Education Fellowship Award - The University of Tokushima University
10 Jan, 2008 Young Investigator Award - SICE Symposium on Biological and Physiological Engineering International
04 Dec, 2006 Outstanding Paper Award - International Conference on Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering 2006 International
18 Sep, 2006 IEEE Best Presentation Award - Shikoku-Section Joint Convention of the Institute of Electrical and Related Engineers 2006 International


Publications


Article

2021 Relevant local fatwā on the issues of using human tissues in articular cartilage tissue engineering experimentation. International Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM), 20 (1) pp. 127-135
2020 A survey on relevant Malaysian fatwā about cadaver concerning tissue engineering research. Pertanika Journal-Social Sciences and Humanities, 28 (2) pp. 1451-1466
2020 Legal aspects of articular cartilage tissue engineering experimentation: a review on Malaysian acts, regulations and guidelines. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 16 (3) pp. 272-284
2019 A review of Malaysian experience in tissue engineering research and development: an online database study using Scopus. International Journal Of Allied Health Sciences, 2 (3) pp. 507-516
2019 Characterization and in vivo study of decellularized aortic scaffolds using closed sonication system. Organogenesis, () pp.
2019 Development of decellularized meniscus using closed sonication treatment system: as potential scaffolds for orthopedics tissue engineering applications. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 14 () pp. 5491 -5502
2019 Engineered meniscus scaffolds using sonication decellularization treatment system. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 11 (3 Special Issue 2019: Electrical and Electronic Engineering) pp. 81-89
2019 Structural and functional properties of neocartilage construct engineered in poly (Lactic-co-Glycolic Acid) (PLGA) based scaffolds. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 11 (3) pp. 109-118
2018 Role of exosomes as a proinflammatory mediator in the development of EBV-associated lymphoma. Blood, 131 (23) pp. 2552-2567
2018 Tissue and cell donation for articular cartilage tissue engineering experimentation from Islamic perspective. Regenerative Research, 7 (1) pp. 138
2018 Tissue engineering and the challenges of “playing god”: a theological analysis. Regenerative Research, 7 (1) pp.
2017 Artifact tolerance test for capacitive wearable chest-belt electrocardiograph - Effect of electrode configuration. IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems, 137 (4) pp. 607-615
2017 Characterization based on biomechanical properties for meniscus scaffolds by sonication decellularization treatment. Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, 7 (3) pp. 223-232
2017 Chondrocytes-induced SOX5/6/9 and TERT genes for articular cartilage tissue engineering: hype or hope?. Transactions of Persatuan Genetik Malaysia (TPGM), (7) pp. 151-160
2017 Current trends in gene-enhanced tissue engineering for articular cartilage regeneration in animal model. Transactions of the Persatuan Genetik Malaysia (TPGM), (7) pp. 201-210
2017 Imbalanced expression of polycistronic miRNA in acute myeloid leukemia. International Journal of Hematology, () pp. 1-9
2017 The application of gene transfer technology in articular cartilage tissue engineering: An insight. Transactions of the Persatuan Genetik Malaysia (TPGM), (7) pp. 211-216
2016 Abundance of sulfur-degrading bacteria in a benthic bacterial community of shallow sea sediment in the off-Terengganu coast of the South China Sea. MicrobiologyOpen, 5 (6) pp. 967-978
2016 Fluorescence multispectral imaging-based diagnostic system for atherosclerosis. BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 15 (98) pp. 1-10
2016 The impact of visceral fat and blood flow velocity in hypertensive subjects running head: The impact of visceral fat and blood flow velocity. Health Science Journal, 10 (2:6) pp. 1-6
2015 Decellularization of aorta tissue using sonication treatment as potential scaffold for vascular tissue engineering . Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, 35 (2) pp. 258-269
2015 Photodynamic therapy mediates innate immune responses via fibroblast-macrophage interactions. Human Cell, () pp.
2015 Simulation and experimental measurement of acoustic intensity on sonication parameters and decellularization using sonication treatment . Journal of Signal Processing, 19 (4) pp. 179-182
2015 Statistical parametric evaluation on new corpus design for malay speech articulation disorder early diagnosis. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 12 (7) pp. 452-462
2015 The impact of acoustic intensity on solution parameters and decellularization using sonication treatment. Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering , 5 (xx) pp. 1-9
2015 The real-time monitoring system of blood flow velocity using Doppler ultrasound for healthcare application . Journal of Signal Processing, 19 (4) pp. 175-178
2014 A novel animal model for subcutaneous soft tissue infection. Biomedical Engineering, 52 () pp. 285-286
2013 The use of sonication treatment to completely decellularize aorta tissue. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 39 () pp. 1987-1990
2011 Development of a module for cell culture based on a decellularized vascular tissue scaffold. Transactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering , 49 (3) pp. 508-515
2011 Evaluation of blood flow velocity envelope in common carotid artery for reference data. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control , 6 (2) pp. 209-215
2009 Development of blood flow velocimeter of vessel position trace type and measurement of its velocity in the elbow flexor and extensor movement. IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems , J92-D (1) pp. 162-175
2007 Changes in the common carotid blood velocity waveform for exercise training. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006 , 14 () pp. 3484-3487
2007 Exercise improved age-associated changes in the carotid blood velocity waveforms. Journal of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Engineering , 1 (1) pp. 17-26
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 An Islamic Ethico-legal Framework for Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering Research: A Focus on Harm Reduction. In: 3rd World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation 2021,
2019 Histological and biochemical evaluations of decellularized meniscus tissues using sonication treatment system. In: 2018 IEEE EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences )IECBES 2018),
2019 Physical properties and biocompatibility of 3D hybrid PLGA based scaffolds. In: 2018 IEEE EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences )IECBES 2018),
2019 Structural integrity of aortic scaffolds decellularized by sonication decellularization system. In: "2018 IEEE EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2018",
2018 Characterization of 3d (65:35) poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) incorporated with fibrin and atelocollagen scaffolds using scanning electron microscopy, porosity and swelling tests. In: World Congress of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, Inc. (TERMIS),
2018 Evaluation of cartilaginous extracellular matrix production in in vitro "cell-scaffold" construct. In: 2018 IEEE EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences )IECBES 2018),
2018 Inflammatory response of bioscaffolds decellularized by sonication treatment. In: 2nd International Conference for Innovation in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences ICIBEL 2017 (in conjunction with APCMBE 2017),
2018 Muslim jurists’ opinions on the permissibility of tissue engineering experimentation: analysis of selected examples. In: 2018 TERMIS World Congress,
2018 Tissue engineering practices and the issue of “playing God”: a yheological exposition. In: World Congress of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, Inc. (TERMIS),
2017 Evaluation of histological and biomechanical properties on engineered meniscus tissues using sonication decellularization. In: 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 201),
2017 Evaluation of recellularization on decellularized Aorta Scaffolds engineered by ultrasonication treatment. In: 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2017),
2015 A novel animal model for subcutaneous soft tissue infection using temporally neutropenic lys-EGFP mice. In: The 10th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2015),
2015 Decellularized bovine meniscus in morphological assessment prior to bioscaffold preparation. In: The 10th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2015),
2015 Development of diagnostic system for atherosclerosis based on intrinsic fluorescence using multispectral imaging. In: The 10th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2015),
2015 In vitro recellularization of aorta scaffolds prepared by sonication treatment. In: The 10th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2015),
2015 Potential of deep seawater mariculture for economic transformation in Sabah, Malaysia. In: The 10th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2015),
2015 The kinetics of neutrophils in photodynamic theraphy as anti-tumor. In: The 10th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2015),
2014 Assessment of first derivative of doppler blood flow velocity in vascular aging. In: » The 15th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering ,
2014 Behaviour and fate of trace metal element in seawater: an overview. In: Regional Conference On Science, Technology & Social Sciences (RCTSS 2014),
2014 Heavy metal concentration in sediment of Sarawak seawater. In: Fundamental Science Congress 2014,
2014 Immune response of implanted aortic scaffolds decellularized by sonication treatment. In: The 15th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering IFMBE,
2014 Measurement of solution parameters on sonication decellularization treatment. In: 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’13),
2013 Determinants of the first derivative of doppler blood flow velocity in common carotid artery. In: International Conference on Simulation Technology,
2013 In vivo study of implanted aortic scaffolds decelluraized by sonication treatment. In: The MJIIT-JUC Joint International Symposium 2013 (MJJIS2013),
2013 Independent factors of flow velocity indices in common carotid artery. In: World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering,
2013 Ocean thermal energy conversion: the promise of a clean future. In: 2013 IEEE Conference on Clean Energy and Technology (CEAT),
2013 Preparation of decellularized meniscal scaffolds using sonication treatment for tissue engineering. In: The 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’13),
2011 The use of sonication treatment to completely decellularize blood arteries: a pilot study. In: 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS,
2010 Decellularization of living tissue using microwave chemical process for tissue-engineered scaffold applications. In: 6th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB 2010),
2010 Decellularization of meniscal tissue using ultrasound chemical process for tissue-engineered scaffold applications. In: 6th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB 2010),
2009 Evaluation on envelope waveforms of velocity in common carotid artery: age-, gender- and regular exercise-related effect. In: World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering,
2009 Influence of respiration on variability of peak systolic blood flow velocity in common carotid artery: preliminary study. In: World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2009,
2008 Wireless blood velocity spectra measurement system for healthcare evaluation: reference data. In: 30th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference,
2007 Detection of a maximum blood flow velocity variation in the carotid artery during physical exercise using BPNN. In: World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006 - IFMBE Proceedings,
2007 Effect of gender on blood flow velocities and blood pressure: role of body weight and height. In: 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2007 (EMBS 2007),
2007 Effects of aging and exercise training on the common carotid blood velocities in healthy men. In: Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS,
2007 Measurement and analysis of carotid blood flow and ECG in cardiac. In: World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006 - IFMBE Proceedings,
2006 Blood flow velocities in common carotid artery changes with age and exercise study by using of telemetry method . In: International Conference on Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering 2006 (ICBPE 2006),
2006 Exercise training improved blood flow velocity and autonomic nervous activity. In: International Conference on Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering 2006 (ICBPE 2006),
2006 Measurement of blood flow velocity waveforms in the carotid, brachial and femoral arteries during postural change. In: International Conference on Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering, ICBPE 2006.,
2005 A change of blood flow during strenuous physical exercises using cycle ergometer. In: Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27th Annual Conference,
2005 Monitoring carotid blood flow and ECG for cardiovascular disease in elder subjects. In: 27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS 2005),
2004 Variations of the maximum blood flow velocity in the carotid, brachial and femoral arteries in a passive postural changes by a Doppler ultrasound method. In: 26th Annual Conference of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS2004),
Book

2014 Portable blood flow velocimetry for health care monitoring. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-659-63723-0
Book Section

2016 Simulation of neural behavior. In: InTech, ISBN: 978-953-51-2564-8, pp. 51-74
2010 Change of blood flow in common carotid artery during physical exercise stress: evaluation for aerobic exercise intervention. In: Nova Science Publisher, ISBN: 9781608768578, pp. 99-122
2009 Arterial blood velocity measurement by portable wireless system for healthcare evaluation: the related effects and significant reference data. In: Austria In-Tech, ISBN: 978-953-307-004-9, pp. 413-432
2009 Arterial blood velocity measurement by portable wireless system for healthcare evaluation: the related effects and significant reference data. In: Austria In-Tech, ISBN: 978-953-307-004-9, pp. 413-432
2009 Biomedical telemetry: technology and applications. In: Nova Science Publisher, ISBN: 978-1-60692-509-6, pp. 1-35