News

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
Tue, 14 January
Abstract submission for EUROoCS 2020 is now open via http://www.euroocs2020.angstrom.uu.se. Submitted abstracts will be selected either for an oral presentation or for the interactive poster session. Deadline for abstract submission: 1 March 2020 Deadline for abstract... Read more
Sun, 12 January
Assistant Professor Ye Wang will be working on Organ-on-Chip technology in the Microsystems group of hDMT PI Jaap den Toonder at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He will be doing research on fabrication and control of microscopic functional devices/features by tuning intrinsic physical properties of materials, with applications... Read more
Sun, 12 January
hDMT contributed to a booklet of the Dutch Transition Programme for animal-free Innovations (TPI) entitled '26x better and faster without the use of animals' on Dutch start-ups and scale-ups involved in the transition in the Netherlands. The booklet contains 26 positive stories and examples of producers of animal-free testing... Read more
Sun, 12 January
From the 27th till the 29th of November, the Dutch Transition Programme for animal-free Innovations (TPI) organised the international Pioneer-2-Policymaker conference in Utrecht. The goal was to present the Dutch way of accelerating this transition and to instigate a true dialogue between researchers, regulators and developers. The Dutch... Read more
Fri, 10 January
The European Research Council has awarded hDMT PI Albert van den Berg of the University of Twente, an ERC Proof of Concept grant for furthering standardisation in organ-on-chip infrastructure. Proof of Concept grants, worth €150,000 each, aim to help ERC grantees to explore the innovation potential of their scientific discoveries and bring... Read more
Fri, 10 January
Verena Schwach, researcher at the group of hDMT PI Robert Passier (University of Twente), can start with her research to improved treatment of cardiac arrhythmia. In collaboration with the Dutch Heart Foundation, Verena started a crowdfunding campaign in October to raise enough money to start the research. On 8th December 2019 it was announced... Read more
Fri, 10 January
MinacNed and NanoNextNL have developed a vision for the contribution of nanotechnology, a key technology for the Netherlands in which science and industry work together. The manifesto makes clear which solutions within current domains, such as health, safety, sustainable energy, agriculture and food, require a contribution from nanotechnology. ... Read more
Wed, 8 January
Animal-free innovation becomes easier when you do it together with patients, doctors, researchers, financiers, health professionals and policy makers. That is what happens during a helpathon. A helpathon is an innovation protocol: during two days an interdisciplinary team looks for animal-free ways to answer a research question. 'Within... Read more