Six Organ-on-Chip Showcase grants awarded to hDMT researchers
The Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH) invests 2.76 million euros in Dutch Organ-on-Chip research through their dedicated HHOOCS call. Seven projects have been awarded, in which knowledge institutes, companies and the Dutch Society for the Replacement of Animal Testing join forces to develop proof-of-concept Organ-on-Chip models. Researchers from hDMT partners are involved in six of the awarded projects.
Mieke Schutte, managing director of hDMT: 'It is gratifying that hDMT researchers have embraced the HHOOCS call of the Topsector HH-LSH. The Topsector has acknowledged the importance of Organ-on-Chip technology at an early stage, which is important to stimulate the Dutch role in this rapidly developing field. We appreciate the Topsectors request for our input to shape the call. This is at the core of how hDMT supports the researchers of its partners.'
Project coordinator Prof. dr. Robert
Passier (University of Twente), Prof. dr. Patrick Rensen (LUMC)
Company: River BioMedic
Project coordinator Prof. Dr. Henri
Versteeg (LUMC), Dr. Araci Rondon (LUMC)
Project coordinator Dr. Regina Luttge
(TU/e), Prof. dr. Jeroen Pasterkamp & Prof. dr. Elly Hol (UMCU)
Project coordinator Prof. dr. Anton
Jan van Zonneveld (LUMC), Prof. dr. Thomas Hankemeier (LACDR)
Companies: Ncardia, Mimetas
Project coordinator Dr.
Séverine Le Gac (University of Twente), Prof. dr. Leon
Terstappen & dr. Liliana Moreira Teixeira (University of Twente),
Dr. Hugo Snippert (UMCU)
Companies: VyCAP, Fluigent, BEOnChip
- Human pluriopotent stem cell derived organ-on-chip model of the outer blood-retinal barrier to target disease mechanisms in age-related macular degeneration
Project coordinator Dr. Andries van
der Meer (University of Twente), Prof. dr. Christine Mummery
(LUMC), Prof. dr. Anneke den Hollander (Radboudumc)
Companies: Boehringer Ingelheim, Dutch Society for the Replacement of Animal Testing
Read more in the press release from Health~Holland: https://www.health-holland.com/news/2019/07/organ-on-chip-showcases