News

Mon, 24 June
NWO, domain Applied and Engineering Sciences, has awarded hDMT PI Klazina Kooiman from the Erasmus MC, department Cardiogy, a VIDI grant worth 800.000 euro for the research project The missing link in bubble therapy. For investigating the mechanism, she also uses her Vessel-on-Chip research. Miniature gas bubbles have the potential to locally... Read more
Wed, 12 June
The EUROoC project for advancing Organ-on-a-chip technology in Europe proudly presented its first EUROoC newsletter (20th May 2019). The primary aim of the EUROoC network is the interdisciplinary training of young scientists. In this network, academic and industry scientists from all over Europe that are experts in various disciplines pool... Read more
Thu, 6 June
We are extremely proud that our hDMT PI Prof. of Genetics Cisca Wijmenga has been appointed as the next Rector Magnificus of the University of Groningen. She is the first female Rector to be appointed in the 405-year history of the University. Cisca Wijmenga will succeed Elmer Sterken, who is stepping down as Rector Magnificus and... Read more
Sun, 2 June
The Association of Dutch Health Foundations (SGF) and the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH) have made € 3.2 million PPP Allowance (financial resources for public-private partnerships) available for the development of Human Measurement Models. This call is being made in collaboration with ZonMw and NWO Domain Applied and... Read more
Sun, 19 May
Start-up BI/OND has won the Philips Innovation Award 2019. At Theater Rotterdam, the young researchers received a cheque (50.000 euros) which was awarded by jury chairman Frans van Houten, CEO of Philips. BI/OND, a spin-off company from Delft University of Technology and very active within hDMT, mimics organ cells on computer chips and thus... Read more
Sat, 18 May
Six consortia are in the latest round of ambitious proposals for European flagships, billion-euro research projects intended to run for 10 years. The consortium, called LifeTime, is one of the six candidates and aims to use three emerging technologies-machine learning, the study of single cells, and lab-grown organlike tissues called... Read more
Thu, 25 April
TNO, hDMT partner, has started a unique collaboration with Stichting Proefdiervrij and the biopharmaceutical company Galapagos. This initiative investigates whether it is possible to make the development of medicines more efficient and at the same time use fewer laboratory animals, by cleverly linking different technologies. The initiative... Read more
Thu, 25 April
Speeding up the development of Organ-on-Chip technology by bringing together all stakeholders at an early stage. That's the mission of Janny van den Eijnden - van Raaij, who is co-founder of the new European Organ-on-Chip Society. Mimicking a human organ on a chip is a relatively new field in science. In this field biologists and... Read more
Wed, 17 April
On the 28th of March representatives from the ECSEL JU and IMI Joint undertakings met at their headquarters in Brussels to discuss topics of mutual interest. ECSEL Joint Undertaking is a public-private partnership, funding innovation in electronic components and systems, while IMI is funding health research and innovation. The... Read more
Wed, 10 April
BI/OND, the Eindhoven University of Technology (Dr. Nicholas Kurniawan) and the University of Luxembourg (Dr. Silvia Bolognin and Prof. Jens Schwamborn) have received funding from the TKI-Life Sciences&Health (LSH) through the programme 'Health~Holland International (HHINT) Kickstarter for public-private partnerships. The... Read more
Wed, 10 April
hDMT researcher Jaap den Toonder of the Eindhoven University of Technology has received an Advanced Grant of 3 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC). He will develop vibrating artificial cilia to study and better understand the effect of forces and flows on cells and tissues. Almost every process in biology is based on... Read more
Sun, 7 April
hDMT researchers Bastien Venzac and Séverine Le Gac from the University of Twente together with Flemming Cassee from RIVM received a grant from ZonMw for the development of a new lung-on-chip system. Plastic microfibers originating from, for example, synthetic clothing, furniture, and carpets, end up in the air. This means... Read more
Sat, 6 April
On Tuesday 19 March 2019 a one-day Organ-on-Chip symposium was organized by dr. Ben Maoz and dr. Gad Vatine at the Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel. It was a lively meeting divided in four parts: Cancer/Metabolism, Vasculature, Technologies and Lab on Chip. Some 150 attendants watched new work presented in oral presentations and posters,... Read more
Fri, 29 March
The proposal of the team of Heleen Middelkamp, Mees de Graaf and Aisen de Sá Vivas entitled 3D Blood Vessels-on-Chip Cultured Under Flow has won the hDMT Junior Researchers Challenges Call 2019. During the third annual hDMT Consortium Meeting, the hDMT Junior Researchers Challenges Call 2019 was launched. The purpose of the call is to... Read more
Tue, 26 March
In the Dutch newspaper Eindhovens Dagblad hDMT managing director Janny van den Eijnden - van Raaij explains the role of Organ-on-Chip technology for health care and drug research. Better medicine through chip technology Organs-on-chip are considered a great promise in the medical world. Janny van den Eijnden - van Raaij from Eindhoven... Read more
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