News

Wed, 22 February
The report on the 10th Annual Concertation and Consultation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio-Systems (MNBS 2016) has been published. It can be downloaded here This report covers the EU funded Research and Innovation MNBS cluster workshop held in Otranto, Italy, from 27th to 28th June 2016. The workshop was held within the... Read more
Tue, 21 February
Facilitated by ENATRANS and EPTN, NanoNextNL, Dutch Cancer Society and NWO Domain TTW joined forces to organize a miniconference on nanomedicine and cancer on Nano World Cancer Day (February 2nd 2017). This conference in Oudaen Castle (Utrecht) was visited by a mix of scientists, engineers, policymakers and patient representatives. They... Read more
Wed, 15 February
Connecting Researchers, Patients and Enabling Technologies Worldwide, personalized medicine is recognized as the next big dot on the horizon for health care. The program of the Health-RI conference, on December 1st, has given an insight into current and future developments of health research as well as initiatives to connect... Read more
Wed, 15 February
The 27th of October the Erasmus MC hDMT awareness day was organized to introduce hDMT research to the Erasmus MC community and to identify and highlight organ-on-chip research lines within the Erasmus MC. Steven Kushner and Marjolein van Driel presented the brain and cancer on a chip research programs that are already active within the Erasmus... Read more
Mon, 23 January
Ronald Dekker is explaining organ-on-chip and cytostretch. 13 & 14 December 2016 the International MicroNanoConference took place in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. We're looking back at a great event with impressive keynotes and inspiring presentations that can be downloaded here. ... Read more
Mon, 23 January
The final workshop in the project hDMT/NanoInside: Organ-on-Chip Technology Platform took place at the TU Eindhoven on December 16, 2016. There were twenty participants, who used the workshop to inform each other about the results of the Pilot Projects that were carried out in the context of this hDMT/NanoNextNL-sponsored project. ... Read more
Mon, 23 January
On 6 and 7 December 2016 a conference was organized by the European Union intended as a dialogue with the scientific community and relevant stakeholders, on how to exploit the advances in science towards the ultimate goal of phasing out animal testing. Christine Mummery held a presentation on the potential of stem cells. An extremely... Read more
Thu, 22 December
A team led by hDMT Researcher Roland Kanaar (Erasmus MC) has received a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in the NWO programme Building Blocks of Life. The project team will visualize and quantitate the fundamental process of the DNA damage response (DDR) in tumors... Read more
Tue, 13 December
A team led by hDMT Researcher Hans Bouwmeester (Wageningen University & Research) has received a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in the NWO programme Building Blocks of Life. The research will be performed at the chair groups of Toxicology and Microbiology of Wageningen University and the BIOS... Read more
Fri, 28 October
On October 11th 2016 Berend van Meer (LUMC) presented a talk on Organ-on-Chips at TEDxYouth@ISH (De Hague International School). The event was organised for a select group of motivated highschool students (14- 17 years old). Van Meer: "The audience understood everything and I got very positive reactions. Most... Read more
Thu, 20 October
Nikolas Gaio, Cinzia Silvestri and William Quiros Solano, 3 PhD's at Delft University of Technology, have filed a patent regarding their microfluidic device. Together with 4 other selected startups, their company Biond LC won the opportunity to participate in the Health Holland Life Sciences@Work venture challenge. The winner... Read more
Thu, 13 October
On 8 september the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine celebated its official opening. The institute belongs to Maastricht UMC+, one of the partners of hDMT. Read more
Thu, 6 October
Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij (managing director hDMT) represented hDMT and promoted Organ-on-Chip technology during the Stakeholders consultation on cross-cutting key enabling technologies in Brussels on 14 September 2016. Views of technology and service providers, system integrators, end-users and industry were presented and discussed.... Read more
Tue, 27 September
lab visit at the TU Eindhoven The first workshop in the project 'hDMT/NanoInside: Organs-on-Chip Technology Platform' took place at the University of Twente on September 15. Over 40 researchers and representatives from hDMT partners and hi-tech companies participated in this one-day event that... Read more
Mon, 5 September
Cytostretch, an Organ-on-Chip Platform by Nikolas Gaio et al. has been published in Micromachines' Special Issue Microfluidic Bioreactors and Organ-on-Chip Devices for Drug Screening and Disease Modeling. Micromachines is an open access journal on the technology and science of micro-scale machines and... Read more
Sun, 4 September
The transatlantic think tank for toxicology (t4) has published the report Biology-Inspired Microphysiological System Approaches to Solve the Prediction Dilemma of Substance Testing. In the report, thirty-six experts from academia, industry and regulatory bodies present the results of an intensive workshop (held in June 2015,... Read more
Thu, 18 August
Eurostars and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) have announced a Promotional Call for Project Ideas to increase the Swiss - Dutch cooperation in innovation. A special focus is given to Microfluidics in life science applications. The Dutch funding for the 7th call in Eurostars is approximately 9.1 million... Read more
Wed, 13 July
This is the talk Anja van der Stolpe held at Nanocity 2016, about In vitro human organ and disease culture models towards in vitro (pre-)clinical trials "on chips". Abstract Development of targeted therapy for personalized treatment of patients requires understanding of the human physiology and... Read more
Thu, 7 July
hDMT has submitted "Cancer-on-Chip Technology: the Revolution in Cancer Care" as an innovative business model on a symposium on accessibility of cancer medicines, organised by the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF). hDMT's business model was selected as one of three pitches to be presented at the symposium.... Read more
Thu, 7 July
Eindhoven Technical University, University of Twente, and Delft Technical University are launching the first hDMT project 'Organs-on-chips technology platform'. The project will run until the end of 2016. It consists of exploratory workshops, joint pilot projects, a digital forum for information exchange and... Read more
Thu, 7 July
Human organ and Disease Model Technologies/Organ-on-chip is mentioned as focus area for 'Personalized Medicine' within the key application 'Smart Health' of the 2016 ECSEL Multi Annual Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (MASRIA). The MASRIA identifies and explores specific Electronic Components and Systems... Read more
Thu, 7 July
During 2016 and 2017, consultations will take place in preparation of the next Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2019/2020. With the help of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency hDMT has submitted consultation forms to the Netherlands delegations in the Horizon 2020 Programme Committees for LEIT-ICT and for Health. In this way organ-on-chip... Read more
Thu, 7 July
Organs-on-chips in top 10 of emerging technologies The economic World Forum has pulished its yearly list of 10 most promising emerging technologies. Organs-on-chips has reached the 6th place. Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016 (PDF) A diverse range of breakthrough technologies, including batteries capable of providing power... Read more
Fri, 1 July
The Route workshop 'Regenerative Medicine' (March 30, 2016) has resulted in a formal advisory document, ('Uitkomsten routeworkshop', in Dutch only) for the NWA steering group, based on the workshop results. hDMT participated in this workshop and in the committee writing the advice. The advice will be... Read more
Thu, 30 June
Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij gave a keynote lecture on organ-on-chip technology and hDMT at the joint event of the International Society on Olfaction and Chemical Sensing (ISOCS) and the European Commission (Micro Bio Nano Convergence Systems, MNBS) on June 25-29 2016 (Otranto, Italy).This was a nice opportunity to... Read more