News

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
Fri, 28 September
Featuring the world's first neural synthesizer, artist Guy Ben-Ary and his collaborators performed at the TodaysArt Festival in The Hague on 21 September. For this performance, he collaborated with the lab of professor Erik Danen at the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research to transform neural stem cells into neural networks on a... Read more
Thu, 27 September
Eindhoven University of Technology develops microsystems for organ research. Organs-on-chip can help to study disease processes and are probably a better model than test animals or cultured cells in a petri dish. Professor Jaap den Toonder of Eindhoven University of Technology develops such organs-on-chip in his special Microfab/lab:... Read more
Thu, 27 September
The recent publication about Organ-on-Chip in the Journal Scientific Reports from hDMT partners TU Delft, TU Eindhoven and UTwente is another example of how the collaborative environment in hDMT is promoting innovation in the Organ-on-Chip field. Last month, William F. Quiros-Solano (TU Delft) and his co-authors published the article... Read more
Thu, 27 September
During the International MicroNanoConference 2017 in Amsterdam the annual MNBS workshop was held. This workshop formed the basis for the Report on the 11th Annual Concertation and Consultation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio-Systems: MNBS 2017 that recently has been released. One of the topics discussed during the workshop and in the report is... Read more
Thu, 27 September
One of the outcomes of the ORCHID Vision workshop that was held in Stuttgart on 23 May 2018 was the establishment of the Organ-on-Chip Society. hDMT has taken the initiative to set up this society and is planning the launch during the International Organ-on-Chip Symposium (IOOCS18) in Eindhoven on 8 and 9 November. Membership of the society will... Read more
Thu, 27 September
hDMT was represented during the official launch of the UK Organ-on-a-Chip Network on 7 September 2018 at Queens Mary's Graduate Centre in London. During the different networking sessions experts from industry and academia presented their work and ideas about shaping the multidisciplinary research community in Organ-on-a-Chip in the... Read more
Thu, 27 September
The FET Flagship proposal 'Health EU' has been successfully submitted. This proposal is coordinated by Alexander Eggermont (Goustave Roussy), Adrian Ionescu (EPFL) and Albert van den Berg (UTwente). The ambitious unifying goal is empowering every citizen with a Human Avatar enabling access to comprehensive personalized healthcare,... Read more
Wed, 26 September
The first round of Twente University RadBoudumc Opportunities (TURBO) grants is devoted to the search for the proof of concept for a chip that simulates the brain-blood barrier. A lot has been sown, it is now time to reap: "We can convert stem cells into brain cells and, by analogy, have developed two new chips. Now we will find out... Read more
Wed, 26 September
On 5 and 6 July, technologists, stem cell specialists, industry and patient representatives came together in DesignLab University of Twente. They explored the potential of a living retina fragment on a chip, working as a model for the eye, and formulated a common research agenda for the coming years. hDMT researcher Andries van der Meer of... Read more
Wed, 26 September
In the future, everyone has their own virtual twin brother or sister who has to monitor the health of people. That is the objective of an European program called Health EU. The program is being carried out in collaboration with the Dutch hDMT, and is in the race for a FET Flagship grant from the European Union. If the grant is awarded, the... Read more
Sun, 16 September
Prof. dr. Christine Mummery has been awarded with the LUMC Premium. Mummery receives the premium for the broad contributions to the LUMC, in particular for her scientific achievements. She is international ambassador of the LUMC and frequently seeks connection with the outside world. More (in Dutch) Read more
Fri, 14 September
hDMT will be taking part in a European research network to promote the development of Organ-on-Chip technology. hDMT Managing Director Janny van den Eijnden - van Raaij actively participates as a member of the Advisory Board and of the Outreach Committee. Moreover, two hDMT consortium partners, University of Twente and Leiden University... Read more
Thu, 6 September
The Top Consortium Knowledge & Innovation office of the Topsector LSH (TKI-LSH) has launched the HHOOCS program specifically aimed at fundamental Organ-on-Chip (OoC) research. The HHOOCS program is a great opportunity to develop an OoC showcase that integrates human stem cell or organoid in vitro cultures and/or microfluidics... Read more
Tue, 28 August
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC11) in Maastricht, the Netherlands, on 23-27 August 2020. Please visit the congress website www.wc11maastricht.org for the latest updates. Themes in a nutshell The general theme of the... Read more
Mon, 9 July
This report covers the 11th edition of the EU-funded MicroNanoBio Systems cluster annual MNBS Bioelectronics Workshop, which took place in Amsterdam at the Beurs van Berlage on 12th - 13th December 2017 and was included as part of the International Micro Nano Conference 2017, of which the main topics were Microfluidics and Analytical Systems,... Read more
Fri, 29 June
Explain your PhD project as clearly as possible in ten minutes! Monday 18 June 2018 four young scientists battled against each other in the ScienceBattle. This theatershow has been organised more than a hundred times now, this was the second time in Den Haag. Berend van Meer (LUMC) researches culturing stem cells in Organ-on-Chip... Read more
Tue, 12 June
At wiki.hdmtechnology.nl researchers working at hDMT partner organisations present themselves and their research to potential collaborators. For visitors who don't work at hDMT partner organisations, only the profiles and contact details of hDMT reseachers are accessible. With an account, information is also accesible about: -... Read more