Tue, 8 October
The first annual conference of the European Organ-on-Chip Society (EUROoCS) in Graz in Austria on the 2nd and 3rd of July this year was a great success. The impressive old campus of the Graz University of Technology, with its nice Lecture Hall and the historic Aula in EUROoCS colors, was filled with 214 enthusiastic participants from 18... Read more
Mon, 7 October
Delft University of Technology and hDMT welcomes Dr. Angelo Accardo, who joined the Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering (PME) at TU Delft as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Soft Micro- and Nanosystem Technology for Life Sciences and Biology since June 1st 2019. During his PhD and Post-doctoral activity, Angelo... Read more
Mon, 7 October
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and hDMT partner Amsterdam UMC organize a symposium on 25 November 2019 about Animal-Free Innovations in Science. One of the themes is Organ-on-Chip technology. The goal is to bring together scientists from different disciplines in an open and constructive setting to discuss the challenges in animal-free... Read more
Tue, 17 September
The Dutch Transition Program for Innovative animal-free research (TPI) invites scientists, entrepreneurs, research funders, regulators and policymakers, to share their innovative practices and policies that can improve human health and safety whilst making animal testing redundant. The main objective of the international... Read more
Wed, 14 August
The annual Sartorius and Science Prize for Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy is geared towards researchers focused on basic or translational research that advances regenerative medicine and cell therapy. The initiators are looking forward to receiving your application before 1 October 2019. Eligible fields: Entries accepted from the... Read more
Tue, 13 August
The Topsector Hightech Systems and Materials and TKI HTSM organizes the HiTMaT call (Connecting High Tech PPP in Social Themes); an open call in which scientists can win an amount of € 25,000 in seed money in order to link high-tech research innovations to social themes, in collaboration with at least one entrepreneur, in an elaboration... Read more
Sun, 7 July
During the closing ceremony of the first EUROoCS conference in Graz on 2 and 3 July 2019, a number of young scientists received an award. Travel Awards were offered to promote the participation of students and selected from the submitted abstracts by peer-review. The Best Poster Awards were elected by voting of all participants in the... Read more
Thu, 4 July
The Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH) invests 2.76 million euros in Dutch Organ-on-Chip research through their dedicated HHOOCS call. Seven projects have been awarded, in which knowledge institutes, companies and the Dutch Society for the Replacement of Animal Testing join forces to develop proof-of-concept Organ-on-Chip models.... Read more
Thu, 4 July
On 17 June 2019 in Berlin (Germany) the Centre of Alternatives to Animal Testing-Europe held its information day on Biology-inspired Microphysiological Systems (MPS) to advance Medicines for Patients Benefit with key international experts from academia, regulatory agencies, and industry. CAAT-Europe coordinates transatlantic activities aimed at... Read more
Thu, 4 July
The IMI Stakeholder Forum 2019 took place on Wednesday 12 June in Brussels, Belgium. The theme was "Brain health and disease in the digital era - 2020 & beyond" For this event, IMI brought together European academics, representatives of multiple industry sectors (pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, digital, imaging),... Read more
Thu, 4 July
Close to a hundred academics and industrialists working in the field of Organ-on-Chip technology came to Queen Mary University of London on 8 & 9 April, for a learning and collaborative event organized by the Organ-on-Chip Technologies Network. hDMT was represented by Managing Director Janny van den Eijnden - van Raaij who presented a... Read more
Wed, 3 July
PRESS RELEASE The founding phase is complete: the European Organ-on-Chip Society (EUROoCS) is now welcoming members to join. The annual conference, held this year in Graz (Austria), saw launch of the community website and the start of its availability as an information resource. "We invite scientists, engineers, as well as... Read more
Tue, 2 July
Regina Luttge brings together expertise to put brains on a chip. 'My challenge is to facilitate the growth of cells in a particular space,' says Regina Luttge. As associate professor within the microsystems section and head of the neuro-nanoscale engineering group at the Technical University of Eindhoven, she coordinates the ... Read more
Tue, 2 July
Prof. dr. Cisca Wijmenga has been awarded the 2019 award of European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG). She receives the prize for her pioneering work in developing and applying innovative systems genetics approaches towards understanding complex diseases such as celiac disease and type 2 diabetes. Her research and the results are recognized as... Read more
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