News

Mon, 20 November
Albert van den Berg (right) and Ronald Dekker at the 5th European DMD 2017 conference. (Photo: Samuel Kirschstein) At the 5th European DMD 2017 conference the results of two large and completed European projects were presented: INCITE and InForMed. Albert van den Berg introduced the audience to Organ-on-Chip in a key... Read more
Wed, 15 November
ZonMW/Proefdiervrij/Boehringer Ingelheim and Aquilo together have granted 250.000E for the research proposal NEURO-CHIP: NEURAL CONTROL OF HUMAN INTERNAL ORGAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY by a consortium led by Reinoud Gosens (RUG). Aim of the research is to develop a model to study the interactions between human nerves and their... Read more
Thu, 9 November
for €4M NWO-TTW Perspectief Program proposal "SMART Organ-on-Chip: State-of-the-art Micro-physiological Approach to Recapitulate Tissues" The SMART Organ-on-Chip program involves the development of a versatile chip platform that includes many technical features that are typically missing in current Organ-on-Chip models. An... Read more
Wed, 1 November
On October 3rd 2017 the GUTTEST project started with a kick-off meeting in Wageningen. In this project we aim to develop an advanced microbiome-containing immune competent gut-on-a-chip. This will allow us to study fundamental interactions of drugs and (fermented) food ingredients with the intestinal microbiome and the local intestinal... Read more
Wed, 1 November
Nanotechnology and quantumphysics can contribute to some of our grant societal challenges. This 'startimpuls' will stimulate three area's in which The Netherlands is strong: development of novel nanomedicine, quantum computing and green ICT. The nanomedicine theme is led by Prof.dr. Marileen Dogterom (TU Delft) and will take... Read more
Wed, 1 November
BIORIMA (Biomaterial Risk Management) aims to develop an integrated risk management framework for nanobiomaterials used in Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Products and Medical Devices. The BIORIMA risk management framework is a structure upon which the validated tools and methods for materials, exposure, hazard and risk... Read more
Wed, 1 November
A joint project proposal of researchers from Maastricht University (UM) and Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC) on novel 3D organ-on-a-chip technology has recently been granted by MUMC+ with 250,000 €. The kick-off of this project was 1 September. In a collaborative effort, the two teams of Prof. Coen Stehouwer, Prof. Casper... Read more
Mon, 30 October
Call to unite stakeholders and experts Leiden University Medical Center and the Dutch Organ-on-Chip consortium hDMT are now leading an EU initiative that will establish a European infrastructure to enable coordinated development, production and implementation of Organs-on-Chips by a consortium of academic and private partners. In... Read more
Sun, 10 September
A team led by hDMT scientist Christine Mummery (LUMC) has received a TKI-PPS grant of 180.000 Euro from Stichting Life Sciences Health for the development of a drug screening platform based on cardiomyocytes from hiPS cells of patients with the genetic heart disease CPVT. The research on the development of clinically relevant... Read more
Tue, 5 September
Luc Sala et al published a software tool that can be used to measure cell contractions. NB: This tool was also presented at the Interactive Masterclass with Kit Parker, 12 September 2017 in Amsterdam. Contraction of muscle reflects its physiological state. Methods to quantify contraction are often complex, expensive and tailored to... Read more
Tue, 5 September
The LUMC has granted the iPSC core facility extra finance to support the development of an "iPS cell Hotel". In a start up phase, 2 new postdocs and a technician will be trained to support training in the use of human induced pluripotent stem cells and the co-development of new differentiation protocols and gene modification... Read more
Tue, 5 September
Researchers from MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine hosted a symposium dedicated to the subject "Microfactories for Tissue Engineering or Regeneration on a Chip" at the European Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society 2017 (TERMIS-EU 2017), in Davos,... Read more
Tue, 5 September
Dr. Paul Wieringa, researcher at the Department of Complex Tissue Engineering from MERLN / Maastricht University has been awarded with the prestigious Veni grant, from Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This grant accounting for 250.000 euros, will allow this MERLN junior researcher to setup his innovative project... Read more
Wed, 23 August
LOCATE: Integrated platform to design novel cancer localization strategies by ultrasound microvasculature imaging A team led by hDMT scientist Jaap den Toonder (TU/e) has received a grant from NWO-TTW (total 1 Million Euro, 3 PhD students) to develop a novel experimental platform that enables to understand and develop ultrasound imaging... Read more
Wed, 23 August
PESCADoR: PhEnotypic Screening for CAncer DRug Discovery hDMT scientist Jaap den Toonder (TU/e) participates in a consortium that has obtained funding from the Academy of Finland (total 990 kEuro) to develop an experimental platform that recapitulates the architecture of human cancers for testing anti-cancer therapies as well as means... Read more
Fri, 18 August
Jean-Philippe Frimat (postdoc in the microsystem group at TU/eindhoven) has been awarded an Off Road grant (125.000 Euro) by ZonMW for his proposal on developing a Human brain biopsy on a chip. The purpose of the Off Road grants is to enable young biomedical researchers to achieve breakthroughs by doing out-of-the-box... Read more
Thu, 17 August
A team of PhD candidates Cinzia Silvestri, William Quiros Solano and Nikolas Gaio (start-up company Biond ) and Ronald Dekker (TU/e) have recieved an NWO Take-Off Grant (Phase 1) for organ-on-a-chip development. NWO Take-off focuses on facilitating and encouraging commercial and entrepreneurial activities initiated at... Read more
Thu, 17 August
An hDMT team led by researcher Dik van Gent (Erasmus MC) has received a grant from the Dutch Cancer Foundation (KWF) and financed by the Alpe d'HuZes funding scheme. The project team will develop a cancer-on-chip device that allows relatively long term culturing of (breast) tumor tissue. Project information Title:... Read more
Wed, 16 August
hDMT is on the Science shortlist for the Lush Prize 2017. The prize is for individuals, research teams or institutions for work conducted on relevant toxicity pathways. Outstanding research producing an effective non-animal safety test based on an approach other than toxicity pathways, where none existed before, may also be considered. ... Read more
Wed, 16 August
Health~Holland, Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH), launched the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda 2018-2021 titled Grow~Motion. This new strategic document describes the health and care ambitions for the next four years (2018-2021) in the Neterlands. hDMT is mentioned as one of the 18 mature (and thus operational) strategic... Read more
Tue, 15 August
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Tue, 11 July
DMD2017 is open for abstract submission. The venue of the conference this year is the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven the Netherlands. Topics include: Organ-on-Chip, Electroceuticals, Clinical Robotics, Smart catheter for cardiovascular interventions, Handheld diagnostics, Smart body patches, In-body / minimally invasive instrument... Read more
Mon, 3 July
Encouraged by the Dutch Enterprise Agency (RVO) representatives of the Mizuho Information & Research Institute in Tokyo visited hDMT at UTwente in Enschede on 18 January 2017. In commission of the Japanese NIH (AMED; Japanese Agency for Medical Research and Development), with involvement of the Japanese Ministry of Econcomy, Trade and... Read more
Mon, 3 July
Lenie van den Broek (VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam) received the Best Poster Award for the presentation of the poster on skin-on-chip during the International Organ-On-Chip Symposium 2017 at the EPFL Campus in Lausanne. Title poster: Skin-on-Chip: Integrating Skin-Tissue and Microsystems engineering. Authors:... Read more
Mon, 3 July
On 2 and 3 May, 2017 the 2nd hDMT International Organ-on-Chip Symposium took place at the EPFL campus in Lausanne. There were 120 participants from various countries and organizations, including universities, knowledge institutes and industry. Over 30 posters were presented and there... Read more
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