News

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
Tue, 4 December
Berend van Meer, PhD in the group of Christine Mummery (LUMC), works on Heart-on-Chip technology to measure how the heart is contracting and find innovative ways to diagnose and treat patients with cardiac disease using cardiomyocytes grown from stem cells on chips. But not just any stem cells, your stem cells, in order to diagnose and treat... Read more
Tue, 4 December
The ORCHID team was proud to present the first interim roadmap report entitled: 'Organ-on-Chip in Development: Towards a European roadmap for Organ-on-Chip' during the International Organ-on-Chip Symposium on November 8-9 2018 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. This report surveys the current landscape in the research, development,... Read more
Sun, 2 December
Over 180 participants from 12 different countries joined the third International Organ-on-Chip Symposium (IOOCS18) held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on 8 and 9 November 2018. This year IOOCS18 was organized by NOCI, TU/e and hDMT. No less than 55 posters of high quality were presented which ensured lively discussions between the participants. ... Read more
Fri, 30 November
On November 27th 2018 the ECSEL Joint Undertaking presented the results of the InForMed project and the Health.E Lighthouse Initiative at the high-level conference "The impact of EU research and innovation in our daily life" in the European Parliament building in Brussels. The InForMed team in front of their stand in the... Read more
Mon, 26 November
Recently, the Radboudumc became a member of the hDMT consortium. On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the first hDMT meeting took place on the 8th floor of the Radboud Institute of Molecular Life Sciences. Dr. Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij, managing director of hDMT, kicked-off with an interactive session by introducing the activities of the... Read more
Mon, 26 November
Soheila Zeinali from the Organs-on-Chip technologies group of the University of Bern (Switzerland) received the Best Poster Award at the International Organ-on-Chip Symposium 2018 (IOOCS 2018) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. This year there were no less than 55 poster presentations which were all of high quality according to the scientific jury. ... Read more
Tue, 20 November
Amongst the seventeen Lush Prize 2018 winners from nine countries was Nikolas Gaio of Delft University of Technology, an hDMT partner which actively collaborates on the further development of Organ-on-Chip technology. Organ-on-Chip technology not only is a big promise for better human model systems, but also has the potential to minimize... Read more
Tue, 20 November
At the Leiden BioScience Park, the Netherlands, a new high-tech stem cell facility will emerge in the coming years: the NEtherlands Center for the Clinical Advancement of Stemcell Therapies (NECST). Researchers and start-up companies are welcomed here for the development of stem cell and gene therapy products. NECST is set up by the... Read more
Tue, 6 November
Accenture Innovation Awards is a year-round program that brings together innovators from different spheres and helps them elevate their ideas. During the annual innovation competition for start-ups Accenture Innovation Awards 2018 in Maarssen, 2 November 2019, prizes were awarded in the themes health, security, mobility, food, climate,... Read more
Wed, 31 October
Cisca Wijmenga is awarded the distinguished United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Research Prize 2018 for her outstanding work on 'A coeliac mucosal barrier-on-chip model to investigate its role in initiation of coeliac disease'. The UEG award recognizes excellence in basic science, translational or clinical research and provides... Read more