The medical expenditure increases every year and is readily expected to increase, considering transitions toward an aging society. Therefore, it is critically important to attain biomedical innovation to reduce medical expenses while achieving high-quality medical care.
To solve such a global problem, we aim to create a Virtual Physiological Human (VPH), which will integrate the hierarchical modular structures that consist of molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and bodies. It provides an intelligence framework for biomedical research, promoting computer-aided systems for drug design/development; disease diagnosis, prevention, and treatment; and care/welfare. In this symposium, we would like to define the Virtual Physiological Human, and present a roadmap through intensive discussion.