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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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Deadline abstract submission EUROoCS 2024 extended: 12 February 2024

Still 1 month extra time to submit your abstract for the EUROoCS 2024 conference in Milan from 3-5 July 2024.

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SMART OoC annual consortium meeting

On 6 and 7 December 2023, the annual consortium meeting of the national collaborative project “SMART Organ-on-Chip” was held at the TU Eindhoven.

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Pre-announcement: developing future-proof high-tech equipment

NWO is expected to launch the call ‘Future-proof high-tech equipment’ in January 2024. This call is the first call stemming from the National Growth Fund programme NXTGEN Hightech. NWO provides funding for developing a new generation of high-tech equipment aimed at sustainability, digitalisation, health and technology sovereignty of the Netherlands. A total of 10.6 million euros is available for the public-private research. The call ‘Future-proof high-tech equipment – NXTGEN Hightech open call 2023′ focuses on research to promote the development of a new generation of high-tech equipment in the Netherlands. The Netherlands’ current strength in this field is due to...

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Sue Gibbs receives Willy van Heumen oeuvre award for non-animal scientific research

Sue Gibbs, professor of Regenerative Medicine at Amsterdam University Medical Center, received the Willy van Heumen oeuvre award on December 12th 2023 for her commitment to animal-free scientific research throughout her career. This award is presented every 10 years. Gibbs is nationally and internationally recognized as an innovator and advocate for non-animal scientific research. The Willy van Heumen Fund is named after a former resident of Heumen, Brabant, who wished to remain anonymous. The fund supports and stimulates research that brings animal-free science closer. It does so with a biennial prize as well as a ten-year oeuvre prize. This oeuvre...

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New hDMT theme group: Lung-on-Chip

The 10th hDMT theme group has been established and will kick-off soon: Lung-on-Chip.

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