News

Sat, 23 March
An article in the Dutch journal Bionieuws that tells about animal-free research with Organ-on-Chips starring Nikolas Gaio, Herman Koëter, Jan van der Valk, tells also about the leading role of the Netherlands in this field by initiatives as hDMT and NOCI. Bionieuws: Computer chip as a laboratory animal Organs-on-chips, or... Read more
Sat, 23 March
The first edition of the two-day conference 'Life-on-Chip - The Road from Idea to Reality' in the Provincial House in Leuven was attended by more than 140 international participants, speakers and exhibitors. The participants were all players from the Health/Life Sciences and micro- and nanotechnology sectors. During the... Read more
Sat, 23 March
The International Scientific Committee for WC11 has been formed and had its first brainstorm meeting just before Christmas last year. The four themes Safety, Disease, Innovative technologies and Ethics, welfare and regulatory affairs were discussed, resulting in an extensive list of topics per theme. Among the many topics are... Read more
Fri, 22 March
Following up on the ORCHID Vision workshop, the ORCHID Strategy workshop was held in Leiden, the Netherlands on 17 January 2019. 32 experts from academia, innovation hubs, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, patient organizations, ethics school, biotech companies and regulatory agencies attended the workshop. They represented developers, end... Read more
Sat, 9 March
On Friday February 1th, the third annual hDMT Consortium Meeting was held in the Engels Meeting & Conference Center in Rotterdam. Eighty hDMT researchers from PhD to professor attended the program and mingled in discussions. The day was chaired by Femke de Vrij of the Erasmus Medical Center. The annual hDMT Consortium Meeting... Read more
Fri, 8 March
The NC3Rs, Medicines Discovery Catapult and the University of Liverpool MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science (CDSS) have published a report outlining recommendations to accelerate the adoption of Organ-on-Chip technologies in order to revolutionize drug target identification and validation studies without the need for animals. This report is... Read more
Thu, 28 February
hDMT researchers Hans van Bokhoven and Nael Nadif Kasri from Radboudumc and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour have received funding from the prestigious European Research programs ERA-NET Neuron and E-Rare. With the EU-projects DECODE! and IMPACT they build on the innovative Brain-on-Chip technology that has been... Read more
Tue, 26 February
River BioMedics is a startup biotech company of the University of Twente that works on the development and supply of 3D human heart models. Their assays are based on stem cell technology and mimic the pumping function of the real human heart. Recently the River BioMedics team received a Take-off Phase 1 grant of... Read more
Mon, 18 February
Radboudumc researcher Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz, partner of hDMT, received a VIDI Grant of 800,000 euros to develop his innovative research project on regenerative biomaterials and to build up his own research group. VIDI will allow him to conduct research for a period of five years. Due to the aging population new innovations are... Read more
Thu, 14 February
In the Year in Review 2018 published by the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health, named Health~Holland, hDMT is highlighted as one of the four strategic public-private partnerships they support during their fundamental, industrial and experimental R&D. Screenshot Year in Review Health~Holland [Text below... Read more
Tue, 12 February
We are very pleased that The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has granted the Take-Off Phase II application of BI/OND. The Take-off Phase II is an early stage route that supports entrepreneurs in turning their innovation into a commercially viable product. In 2017 they have been granted also with the Take-Off Phase I. ... Read more
Wed, 6 February
Within the ORCHID project, the main goal is to create a roadmap for organ-on-chip technology and to build a network of all relevant stakeholders in this promising innovative field. By identifying you as a stakeholder, we would like to draw your attention concerning the training needs of the next generation of researchers and technicians in... Read more
Tue, 29 January
We are pleased to announce that CONNECT has had its kick-off meeting on January 24th, 2019. Partners in this exciting EU funded project include hDMT Brain-on-Chip theme leader prof. Steven Kushner and co-worker dr. Femke de Vrij from Erasmus MC. Under the leadership of dr. Regina Luttge (Eindhoven University of Technology) all project... Read more
Tue, 29 January
In their January 2019 edition the National Geographic focused on the future of personalized medicine and how new technologies transform our health care. The article How personalized medicine is transforming your health care, is written from the perspective and expertise of American labs and universities, and with an important role for... Read more
Fri, 4 January
On Wednesday 19th of December, the department of Genetics and the iPSC/CRISPR Center of the UMCG in Groningen organized the 2nd hDMT/UMCG Organ-on-Chip Mini-symposium to illustrate the potential of Organ-on-Chip technology for biomedical research. Three experts in the field presented their work. Robert Barrett (Cedars-Sinai, Los... Read more
Wed, 19 December
Health EU initiative makes important steps towards strategic recognition and launches today its Manifesto. In a competition with many excellent projects, and, as a result of the 2nd phase evaluation of Coordination and Support Actions for FET Flagships, Health EU was recognized as the leading project on Human Avatars and Digital Healthcare... Read more
Tue, 18 December
hDMT was represented at two meetings, that were organized by the network Transition Animal-free Innovation: Startups en scaleups: het kan wél! on 16 November in Eindhoven, and Informatieportaal Proefdiervrije Innovatie: doe mee! on 14 December in Utrecht. More (in Dutch) Read more
Tue, 18 December
The hDMT Consortium unanimously embraced the proposal to start an hDMT Eye-on-Chip group. The group will be coordinated by Andries van der Meer (UTwente) in collaboration with Anneke den Hollander (Radboudumc). In 2019 the first Eye-on-Cip meeting will be organized. During this meeting hDMT partner institutions come together to share their... Read more
Tue, 18 December
The 13th Edition of the international MicroNanoConference, organized by MinacNed started on 11 December 2019 at the Beurs van Berlage in the centre of Amsterdam. Researchers from academia and representatives from industry followed a rich programme with presentations and keynotes in the fields of microfluidics, organ-on-a-chip, biosensing and... Read more
Tue, 18 December
After the useful ORCHID Vision Workshop on 23 May 2018 in Stuttgart a second invitational workshop, the ORCHID Strategy Workshop, will be organized in Leiden on 17 January 2019. Building upon the recommendations of the first workshop, the aim of the Strategy workshop is to further specify the milestones of the Organ-on-Chip roadmap and define... Read more
Thu, 13 December
End of November the research proposal The role of potassium SK channels in Alzheimer`s disease was awarded by Alzheimer Nederland. Amalia Dolga from the University of Groningen (RUG) will work on this project together with Steven Kushner (ErasmusMC) and Alex Domling (RUG). "Several hypothesis tried to explain the molecular pathways of... Read more
Mon, 10 December
Groningen welcomes Dr. Anika Nagelkerke, who joined the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy (GRIP) of the University of Groningen as a tenure-track Assistant Professor on November 1st 2018. Embedded in the Pharmaceutical Analysis basic unit, Anika's research will focus on in vitro models for advanced drug testing. Anika... Read more
Mon, 10 December
In the second round of Twente University Radboudumc Opportunities (TURBO) grants Roland Brock (Radboudumc) and Séverine Le Gac (UT) were awarded for their new technical-medical research proposal on a smart Tumor-on-Chip. Hypoxia (oxygen deficiency) in a tumor increases the aggressiveness and hinders the effectiveness of... Read more
Wed, 5 December
PRESS RELEASE, 13 November 2018 The new European Organ-on-Chip Society (EUROoCS) was officially launched at the third International Organ-on-Chip Symposium, held on 8 and 9 November 2018 at the University of Technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The Society will encourage development and coordination of Organ-on-Chip research in Europe in... Read more
Wed, 5 December
On Friday November 23, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) was officially launched in Vienna at an event hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the European Union. The inauguration marks the conclusion of a long process of consultation and reflection with stakeholders led by the European Commission. At the launch of EOSC the members of the... Read more
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