News

Thu, 30 April
The Neuro-Nanoscale Engineering research group of Microsystems section of hDMT PI Regina Luttge at the Eindhoven University of Technology sheds light on how microsystems technology can benefit 3D Nervous-systems-on-Chip models. The Neuro-Nanoscale Engineering group welcomes Dr. Yagmur Demircan Yalcin as a postdoc fellow. She is working... Read more
Thu, 30 April
The second edition of the conference 'Life-on-Chip - Enabling personalized medicine by cross-over innovation' attracted almost 200 participants. A resounding success, according to the organizing parties. This year's conference was dominated by innovations in life sciences and crossovers with other technologies such as micro- and... Read more
Thu, 30 April
Cancer mutations in the colon can be caused by common gut bacteria that produce the carcinogen colibactin. This was demonstrated by researchers from Hubrecht Institute (KNAW) and Princess Máxima Center in Utrecht in the Netherlands. The results of this research were published in Nature. By exposing cultured human mini-guts (organoids)... Read more
Wed, 29 April
The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) is proud to announce that a call for submissions is now open for its 2020 3Rs Science Prize. Application deadline: 5 October 2020 at 12:00 (noon) Brussels time The EPAA aims to promote the development, validation and acceptance of 3Rs alternative approaches... Read more
Tue, 28 April
In nearly two years the EU-funded ORCHID project built a roadmap for Organ-on-Chip (OoC) technology and established a European network in this promising field. "ORCHID clearly identified strengths of the field in Europe, but also the needs, challenges and barriers of the technology towards a European roadmap," states project... Read more
Wed, 22 April
BI/OND challenges every Organ-on-Chip company such as River BioMedics, Darwin Microfluidics and BEOnChip (Biomimetic Environment On-Chip) to contribute by donating to research groups. "Today we are donating a set of chips for a Lung-on-Chip model to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EFPL) in Lausanne and researcher Vivek... Read more
Mon, 20 April
Dutch start-ups with Organ-on-Chip technology are attracting worldwide attention at the Start-up Grind Conference in Silicone Valley. That reflects the front page of the Dutch newspaper Trouw in the article 'A chip that beats like a heart and grows like a tumour.' Thanks to the cultivation of organ tissue on an advanced chip, every... Read more
Mon, 20 April
Jorik Amesz, a biomedical engineering master student from Delft University of Technology, came just before the lockdown back from Spain after an internship of six months. Last year, he followed the lecture of professor Ronald Dekker about Organ-on-Chips and became enthusiastic about the research field. Via Dekkers contacts and the hDMT... Read more
Fri, 17 April
In February, het Financieele Dagblad, a Dutch newspaper which focuses on business and financial matters, highlighted the high promise of Organ-on-Chip technology for drug development in a big story entitled "A complete Body-on-Chip". Besides Mimetas and Galapagos, hDMT managing director Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij and hDMT PI... Read more
Wed, 15 April
The fourth annual hDMT Consortium Meeting took place on Friday February 14, 2020, again at the English Meeting Center in Rotterdam. The meeting illustrated the enthusiastic interdisciplinary interactions that characterize hDMT. Junior and senior researchers mingled in an open and cordial atmosphere. The hDMT Consortium Meetings have become an... Read more
Tue, 14 April
This annually recurring open Call, organized by Holland High Tech, links high tech research innovations in public-private partnerships to social themes. Scientists can win an amount of € 25,000 for a research project performed in collaboration with at least one entrepreneur. The Call for Proposals 2020 is... Read more
Wed, 8 April
Associate Professor of Pharmacology Antoinette Maassen van den Brink from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, will receive 1.5 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for research on migraine and risk on cardiovascular disease. This Vici grant will enable her to expand her research and team over the... Read more
Thu, 2 April
On Wednesday 1 April 2020, hDMT chair Christine Mummery, professor of Developmental Biology at Leiden University Medical Centre, explained on Dutch television why we still need animal testing. You can see the broadcast here (in Dutch, 11 min) If you want to learn more, Mummery answers four more questions of viewers after the broadcast... Read more
Thu, 2 April
After the presentation of the final results of the ORCHID project in Brussels during the FET seminar beginning of this year, managing director of hDMT Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij was interviewed by the European Commission. In the article, she tells about the lack of models that mimic the human body for drug development, and how Organ-on-Chip... Read more
Wed, 25 March
Due to the current circumstances there will be no physical meeting in Uppsala on 8-9 July 2020. As the programme is already in a mature state, the intention is to arrange a virtual meeting on the same days, including plenary lectures, oral presentations and an interactive poster session! Keep July 8-9 2020 reserved so that you can... Read more
Wed, 11 March
Abstract submission deadline has been extended to 22 March! Make your appearance on the scientific program of the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC11) to be held in Maastricht, The Netherlands from 23-27 August 2020. Submit an abstract of your 3R-related work now! The deadline for submitting... Read more
Thu, 6 February
The year 2020 is a special year for hDMT since we celebrate our 5 year anniversary. After the start on 6 February 2015, hDMT has developed into a thriving and growing Organ-on-Chip Consortium. With the support of the hDMT board and the small hDMT team, consisting of the chair, the managing directors, the coordinator and communication... Read more
Tue, 4 February
The European Research Council has awarded hDMT chair Christine Mummery of the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), an ERC Proof of Concept grant to further develop research funded from her ERC Advanced Grant. Proof of Concept grants, worth €150,000 each, help ERC grantees to explore the innovation potential of their scientific... Read more
Thu, 30 January
On Monday 25 November 2019, a panel of eight speakers plus an audience of 275 students, researchers, clinicians and other industry professionals came together at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). The goal of this inspiring afternoon was to examine the alternatives to animal experiments in the medical field. Rector Magnificus of the VU,... Read more
Thu, 30 January
Abstract submission and registration is open now. Deadline for abstract submission is 15 March 2020. Innovative technologies, including Organ-on-Chip technology, is one of the central themes of WC11 in Maastricht. Among the 7 interesting keynote speakers are Don Ingber (Wyss; Organ-on-Chip), Joseph Wu (Stanford; stem cells for precision... Read more
Thu, 30 January
"Where industry meets science, where problems can find solutions and where trends, challenges and new technologies are highlighted" This year, the iMNC conference was held on 10 and 11 December 2019 in the impressive Supernova complex in Utrecht, providing a futuristic location for discussing the latest trends in Micro and... Read more
Thu, 30 January
The ORCHID (Organ-on-Chip In Development) project has been finalized. During the final ORCHID meeting in Leiden on 23 September 2019, the European Organ-on-Chip roadmap and other deliverables and milestones of ORCHID were presented to a broad audience of end-users, regulators, clinicians, developers, policymakers and patient representatives. ... Read more
Tue, 14 January
December 10th 2019 there was an episode of Klokhuis on Dutch children's television about Organs-on-Chips featuring hDMT chair Christine Mummery and Berend van Meer. NPO Het Klokhuis Mini-organen (Dutch, 15 min) Presentor Pascal is visiting the hospital, where they make miniature organs from your own real organs. This way doctors... Read more
Tue, 14 January
The Microsystems/Neuro-Nanoscale Engineering group of hDMT PI Regina Luttge at the Eindhoven University of Technology welcomes PhD student Gülden Akçay. Gülden's PhD project encompasses the work on microphysiological human brain and nervous systems on chip in order to advance our fundamental understanding of higher order... Read more
Tue, 14 January
The Netherlands Organ-on-Chip Initiative (NOCI) funded by the NWO/OCW Gravity programme is now 2 years underway, almost halfway towards its midterm evaluation. More than 21 PhD students and 5 postdocs have been recruited over the 6 participating universities and institutes and the first joint publications are beginning to appear. ... Read more