News

Fri, 28 September
Featuring the world's first neural synthesizer, artist Guy Ben-Ary and his collaborators performed at the TodaysArt Festival in The Hague on 21 September. For this performance, he collaborated with the lab of professor Erik Danen at the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research to transform neural stem cells into neural networks on a... Read more
Thu, 27 September
Eindhoven University of Technology develops microsystems for organ research. Organs-on-chip can help to study disease processes and are probably a better model than test animals or cultured cells in a petri dish. Professor Jaap den Toonder of Eindhoven University of Technology develops such organs-on-chip in his special Microfab/lab:... Read more
Thu, 27 September
The recent publication about Organ-on-Chip in the Journal Scientific Reports from hDMT partners TU Delft, TU Eindhoven and UTwente is another example of how the collaborative environment in hDMT is promoting innovation in the Organ-on-Chip field. Last month, William F. Quiros-Solano (TU Delft) and his co-authors published the article... Read more
Thu, 27 September
During the International MicroNanoConference 2017 in Amsterdam the annual MNBS workshop was held. This workshop formed the basis for the Report on the 11th Annual Concertation and Consultation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio-Systems: MNBS 2017 that recently has been released. One of the topics discussed during the workshop and in the report is... Read more
Thu, 27 September
One of the outcomes of the ORCHID Vision workshop that was held in Stuttgart on 23 May 2018 was the establishment of the Organ-on-Chip Society. hDMT has taken the initiative to set up this society and is planning the launch during the International Organ-on-Chip Symposium (IOOCS18) in Eindhoven on 8 and 9 November. Membership of the society will... Read more
Thu, 27 September
hDMT was represented during the official launch of the UK Organ-on-a-Chip Network on 7 September 2018 at Queens Mary's Graduate Centre in London. During the different networking sessions experts from industry and academia presented their work and ideas about shaping the multidisciplinary research community in Organ-on-a-Chip in the... Read more
Thu, 27 September
The FET Flagship proposal 'Health EU' has been successfully submitted. This proposal is coordinated by Alexander Eggermont (Goustave Roussy), Adrian Ionescu (EPFL) and Albert van den Berg (UTwente). The ambitious unifying goal is empowering every citizen with a Human Avatar enabling access to comprehensive personalized healthcare,... Read more
Wed, 26 September
The first round of Twente University RadBoudumc Opportunities (TURBO) grants is devoted to the search for the proof of concept for a chip that simulates the brain-blood barrier. A lot has been sown, it is now time to reap: "We can convert stem cells into brain cells and, by analogy, have developed two new chips. Now we will find out... Read more
Wed, 26 September
On 5 and 6 July, technologists, stem cell specialists, industry and patient representatives came together in DesignLab University of Twente. They explored the potential of a living retina fragment on a chip, working as a model for the eye, and formulated a common research agenda for the coming years. hDMT researcher Andries van der Meer of... Read more
Wed, 26 September
In the future, everyone has their own virtual twin brother or sister who has to monitor the health of people. That is the objective of an European program called Health EU. The program is being carried out in collaboration with the Dutch hDMT, and is in the race for a FET Flagship grant from the European Union. If the grant is awarded, the... Read more
Sun, 16 September
Prof. dr. Christine Mummery has been awarded with the LUMC Premium. Mummery receives the premium for the broad contributions to the LUMC, in particular for her scientific achievements. She is international ambassador of the LUMC and frequently seeks connection with the outside world. More (in Dutch) Read more
Fri, 14 September
hDMT will be taking part in a European research network to promote the development of Organ-on-Chip technology. hDMT Managing Director Janny van den Eijnden - van Raaij actively participates as a member of the Advisory Board and of the Outreach Committee. Moreover, two hDMT consortium partners, University of Twente and Leiden University... Read more
Thu, 6 September
The Top Consortium Knowledge & Innovation office of the Topsector LSH (TKI-LSH) has launched the HHOOCS program specifically aimed at fundamental Organ-on-Chip (OoC) research. The HHOOCS program is a great opportunity to develop an OoC showcase that integrates human stem cell or organoid in vitro cultures and/or microfluidics... Read more
Tue, 28 August
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC11) in Maastricht, the Netherlands, on 23-27 August 2020. Please visit the congress website www.wc11maastricht.org for the latest updates. Themes in a nutshell The general theme of the... Read more
Mon, 9 July
This report covers the 11th edition of the EU-funded MicroNanoBio Systems cluster annual MNBS Bioelectronics Workshop, which took place in Amsterdam at the Beurs van Berlage on 12th - 13th December 2017 and was included as part of the International Micro Nano Conference 2017, of which the main topics were Microfluidics and Analytical Systems,... Read more
Fri, 29 June
Explain your PhD project as clearly as possible in ten minutes! Monday 18 June 2018 four young scientists battled against each other in the ScienceBattle. This theatershow has been organised more than a hundred times now, this was the second time in Den Haag. Berend van Meer (LUMC) researches culturing stem cells in Organ-on-Chip... Read more
Tue, 12 June
At wiki.hdmtechnology.nl researchers working at hDMT partner organisations present themselves and their research to potential collaborators. For visitors who don't work at hDMT partner organisations, only the profiles and contact details of hDMT reseachers are accessible. With an account, information is also accesible about: -... Read more
Tue, 12 June
Researchers at the MERLN Institute for Regenerative Medicine recently launched the Compendium for Biomaterial Transcriptomics (cBiT), a new worldwide research database for biomaterial-based trancriptomics studies. At MERLN, Prof. Jan de Boer leads a team of researchers who want to discover what happens in the cell when it... Read more
Mon, 11 June
On 23 May 2018 31 experts from 14 countries, representing academia, industry, regulatory bodies and medical centers, met in a welcoming atmosphere at Fraunhofer IGB in Stuttgart during a workshop of the ORCHID (Organ-on-Chip In Development) project. The purpose of this invitational Vision workshop was to define the ingredients of the European... Read more
Wed, 6 June
Heleen van Beusekom Erasmus MC, TU Delft and LifeTec Group have received a grant from the ZonMW MKMD program (Meer Kennis met Minder Dieren (MKMD) module Maatschappelijke Partners) for the development of animal free test systems. Project Information Title: Coronary stent -in-a-box and -on-a-chip "Development and innovation of... Read more
Thu, 31 May
Health EU has made it into the second round of the selection process to become FET (future and emerging technologies) Flagships. Health EU is a major project, led by a consortium headed by EPFL in collaboration with hDMT and the University of Twente and run by Adrian Ionescu at the Nanoelectronic Devices Laboratory... Read more
Wed, 30 May
The Young Scientist Forum that represents the early-stage career researchers of the European Society for Biomaterials has elected 5 new board members in April 2018. Two of the elected members are David Barata and Liliana Teixeira-Leijten, both working as post-doctoral researchers at MERLN Institute, Maastricht University. The other elected... Read more
Wed, 30 May
David Barata, postdoc at the Department of Instructive Biomaterials Engineering (IBE) at Maastricht University's MERLN Institute, was awarded the Valorization prize 2017, ex aequo with Hans Schouwenburg. David completed his dissertation 'Development of microfluidic platforms for screening cell-biomaterial interactions'... Read more
Wed, 30 May
Pamela Habibović, professor at Maastricht University, was invited to WijLimburg TV for an interview about her work on Regenerative Medicine as a partner of Brightlands Health Campus. As chair of the Department of Instructive Biomaterials Engineering (IBE) she had the opportunity to highlight the work on bioactive ceramics and the impact this... Read more
Mon, 28 May
Photo 1: Jessica de Greef (LUMC). Photo 2: Pim Pijnappel (ErasmusMC). Photo 3 from left to right: Kevin Bielawski (Optics11), Erik van der Wal (LUMC), Niek Rijnveld (Optics11), Jessica de Greef (LUMC), Ernst Breel (Optics11), Pim Pijnappel (ErasmusMC). Not in picture: Alessandro Iuliano (ErasmusMC). Prinses Beatrix... Read more
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