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Pre-announcement new grant call for research on human measurement models

Health research that is of high predictive value for humans is important. Human measurement models, utilizing data, tissues, and cells from humans, center around the human perspective. They allow research to become more predictable and applicable to patients.

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NXTGEN Hightech Conference -​ Free registration

On March 12, 2024, the time has come: the first NXTGEN Hightech Conference. A day dedicated to connection, knowledge sharing, and inspiration.

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Kick-off for project RAAK-PRO grant on Organs-on-Chips at Leiden Center for Applied Bioscience

On February 28th 2024 the RAAK-PRO project: ‘Development of Analytical-Chemical methods for drug research with Organs-on-Chips (AC/OC)’ kicked off at the University of Applied Sciences in Leiden.

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Carlos Mota (MUMC+) new vice-chair of the hDMT Kidney-on-Chip group

From February 27th 2024 Carlos Mota is the new vice-chair of the hDMT Kidney-on-Chip theme group.

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Dynamic Kick-off 10th hDMT theme group: Lung-on-Chip

he first meeting of the hDMT Lung-on-Chip theme group is a fact! On the 21st of February 2024, over 20 researchers met at the Leiden University Medical Center

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Saskia Aan joins hDMT

From March 1st 2024, Saskia Aan will join the hDMT team in the position of Operations Manager.

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EUROoCS Conference 2024

The EUROoCS Annual Meeting 2024, will take place in the beautiful city of Milan, Italy, from July 3rd - 5th , 2024.

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Enjoy this Science Story of Massimo Mastrangeli’s organ-on-a-chip devices

Associate professor Massimo Mastrangeli is the embodiment of enthusiasm for scientific research. He specifically exudes passion for his own field, namely that of organs-on-chip. “What I would like people to know about this field of research? That it’s amazing!”, exclaims Massimo. “An organ-on-chip is a (micro)chip that contains human tissues or cells. It allows the tissue to feel “at home”, because the chip replicates aspects that the cells need, like artificial blood vessels that provide the cells with nutrients and oxygen, and stimulation through electricity, for example. Organs-on-chip allow us to deepen our knowledge of the human physiology, and can...

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Portrait and video Luc van der Laan

Liver diseases have a significant impact on a patient’s life. Treatments don’t always succeed, and sometimes organ transplantation is the only way out. Luc van der Laan studies the most suitable treatment using organoids and seeks to better understand liver diseases. “A lot of trial and error is required, but ultimately, you make progress. It’s a matter of persistence.” Luc van der Laan is a professor of regenerative medicine and head of the Laboratory of Experimental Transplantation and Intestinal Surgery (LETIS) at Erasmus MC. He was recently appointed as a Medical Delta professor with an affiliation at TU Delft. Van der Laan...

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Vibrant NXTGEN Hightech Biomed Consortium meeting in Enschede

Last week, many partners within the #Biomed domain of NXTGEN Hightech reconvened in Enschede to update each other on the progress and highlights of the various projects within the domain.

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