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 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 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
Tue, 12 June
Researchers at the MERLN Institute for Regenerative Medicine recently launched the Compendium for Biomaterial Transcriptomics (cBiT), a new worldwide research database for biomaterial-based trancriptomics studies. At MERLN, Prof. Jan de Boer leads a team of researchers who want to discover what happens in the cell when it... Read more
Mon, 11 June
On 23 May 2018 31 experts from 14 countries, representing academia, industry, regulatory bodies and medical centers, met in a welcoming atmosphere at Fraunhofer IGB in Stuttgart during a workshop of the ORCHID (Organ-on-Chip In Development) project. The purpose of this invitational Vision workshop was to define the ingredients of the European... Read more
Wed, 6 June
Heleen van Beusekom Erasmus MC, TU Delft and LifeTec Group have received a grant from the ZonMW MKMD program (Meer Kennis met Minder Dieren (MKMD) module Maatschappelijke Partners) for the development of animal free test systems. Project Information Title: Coronary stent -in-a-box and -on-a-chip "Development and innovation of... Read more
Thu, 31 May
Health EU has made it into the second round of the selection process to become FET (future and emerging technologies) Flagships. Health EU is a major project, led by a consortium headed by EPFL in collaboration with hDMT and the University of Twente and run by Adrian Ionescu at the Nanoelectronic Devices Laboratory... Read more
Wed, 30 May
The Young Scientist Forum that represents the early-stage career researchers of the European Society for Biomaterials has elected 5 new board members in April 2018. Two of the elected members are David Barata and Liliana Teixeira-Leijten, both working as post-doctoral researchers at MERLN Institute, Maastricht University. The other elected... Read more
Wed, 30 May
David Barata, postdoc at the Department of Instructive Biomaterials Engineering (IBE) at Maastricht University's MERLN Institute, was awarded the Valorization prize 2017, ex aequo with Hans Schouwenburg. David completed his dissertation 'Development of microfluidic platforms for screening cell-biomaterial interactions'... Read more
Wed, 30 May
Pamela Habibović, professor at Maastricht University, was invited to WijLimburg TV for an interview about her work on Regenerative Medicine as a partner of Brightlands Health Campus. As chair of the Department of Instructive Biomaterials Engineering (IBE) she had the opportunity to highlight the work on bioactive ceramics and the impact this... Read more
Mon, 28 May
Photo 1: Jessica de Greef (LUMC). Photo 2: Pim Pijnappel (ErasmusMC). Photo 3 from left to right: Kevin Bielawski (Optics11), Erik van der Wal (LUMC), Niek Rijnveld (Optics11), Jessica de Greef (LUMC), Ernst Breel (Optics11), Pim Pijnappel (ErasmusMC). Not in picture: Alessandro Iuliano (ErasmusMC). Prinses Beatrix... Read more
Wed, 16 May
On 22 March, the Minister of Education, Culture & Science (Ingrid van Engelshoven) and the State Secretary for Health, Welfare & Sport (Paul Blokhuis) received three knowledge agendas from NFU chairman Ernst Kuipers. hDMT is mentioned as an example of consolidation of scientific cooperation.These knowledge agendas are an elaboration of... Read more
Tue, 17 April
NWO-ZonMW has granted the VICI project (1.5 million euros) of Jolanda van der Velden entitled: Sarcomere inefficiency at the heart of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Within the 5-year VICI project, van der Velden and her team will test the concept that sarcomere inefficiency is central in the initiation and progression of hypertrophic... Read more
Thu, 22 March
The European InForMed project, which finances part of the Organ-on-Chip research in Delft University of Technology, has been acclaimed 'succes story' by the DG-RTD of the European Union. InForMed is an EU and industry funded project. It has developed a new platform approach for the manufacturing of the next-generation... Read more
Thu, 22 March
The Local Organizing Committee cordially invites you to the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC11) in Maastricht in the Netherlands on 23-27 August 2020. The conference is hosted by Maastricht University at the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre (MECC). Please visit the congress website ... Read more
Wed, 7 March
Robert Passier (University of Twente), together with researchers from Radboud University and Medical Centers in Leiden and Amsterdam, has received a TOP grant from ZonMw for the project "Identification of molecular regulatory pathways for specification and maturation of human cardiac subtypes". More information ... Read more
Wed, 7 March
From left to right: Lina Sarro (TU Delft, member of the jury), Margo Teurlings (TU/e), Anja van de Stolpe (chair hDMT Clinical Advisory Board, member of the jury), and Erik Danen (Leiden University, chair of the jury) TU/e master student Margo Teurlings won the Best hDMT Organ-on-Chip Showcase Award for presenting her ideas for... Read more
Tue, 6 March
On January 19 Ingrid Meulenbelt held her inaugural lecture as newly appointed professor of Molecular Biology of Osteoarthritis at the department of Medical statistics and Bio-informatics section of Molecular Epidemiology of the Leiden University Medical Centre. press release LUMC (in Dutch) full text inaugural... Read more
Tue, 6 March
Robert Passier, professor at the University of Twente (UT) and the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), has been appointed as an ambassador of the Netherlands Heart Institute (NL-HI). In this capacity Passier will forge links between technical universities and university medical centres in the field of biomedical technology and... Read more
Fri, 2 March
Organ-on-Chip startup BI/OND was recently accepted in the Incubation program of Yes!Delft. Yes!Delft, founded in 2005 by the City of Delft and Delft University of Technology, helps entrepreneurs to build and grow leading technology companies. Over 90% of the 200 technology companies funded are still active. BI/OND is a... Read more
Wed, 28 February
26.02.18 - In the future, will people have virtual twins to help monitor their health? That is what Health EU is proposing. This major project, led by a consortium headed by EPFL in collaboration with hDMT, is in the running to be a European Union FET Flagship project. If successful, it will receive €1 billion in financing... Read more
Wed, 31 January
The award was presented by the president of the IEEE Electron Device Society during the opening ceremony of the IEEE MEMS 2018 Conference, on the 22nd of January 2018, in Belfast, UK. Lina Sarro (TUD) is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious IEEE Robert Bosch Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems Award. This award is... Read more
Wed, 31 January
Dr. Erik Vrij (Photo: MERLN)​ Dr. Erik Vrij, researcher at the Department of Complex Tissue Engineering from MERLN Institute/ Maastricht University has been awarded a prestigious Rubicon grant, from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This grant will support his research activities for up to two years at the... Read more
Wed, 31 January
Microfluidic device for tissue growth and online sensing. Source: "Biomat on microfluidic chip" project was awarded an Interreg Flanders-the Netherlands grant. The project aims at developing a brand-new microfluidic platform allowing the testing of biomaterials in an organ-on-chip setting. The innovative aspects of... Read more