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)‚Äč 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
Sat, 20 January
Project information Title: Development of an innovative Airway-on-Chip microbiome cell culture model to investigate host-microbiome interactions at the airway epithelial surface. Abstract: Patients with chronic inflammatory lung diseases such as asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) have a higher prevalence of... Read more
Mon, 20 November
Albert van den Berg (right) and Ronald Dekker at the 5th European DMD 2017 conference. (Photo: Samuel Kirschstein) At the 5th European DMD 2017 conference the results of two large and completed European projects were presented: INCITE and InForMed. Albert van den Berg introduced the audience to Organ-on-Chip in a key... Read more
Wed, 15 November
ZonMW/Proefdiervrij/Boehringer Ingelheim and Aquilo together have granted 250.000E for the research proposal NEURO-CHIP: NEURAL CONTROL OF HUMAN INTERNAL ORGAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY by a consortium led by Reinoud Gosens (RUG). Aim of the research is to develop a model to study the interactions between human nerves and their... Read more
Thu, 9 November
for €4M NWO-TTW Perspectief Program proposal "SMART Organ-on-Chip: State-of-the-art Micro-physiological Approach to Recapitulate Tissues" The SMART Organ-on-Chip program involves the development of a versatile chip platform that includes many technical features that are typically missing in current Organ-on-Chip models. An... Read more
Wed, 1 November
On October 3rd 2017 the GUTTEST project started with a kick-off meeting in Wageningen. In this project we aim to develop an advanced microbiome-containing immune competent gut-on-a-chip. This will allow us to study fundamental interactions of drugs and (fermented) food ingredients with the intestinal microbiome and the local intestinal... Read more
Wed, 1 November
Nanotechnology and quantumphysics can contribute to some of our grant societal challenges. This 'startimpuls' will stimulate three area's in which The Netherlands is strong: development of novel nanomedicine, quantum computing and green ICT. The nanomedicine theme is led by Prof.dr. Marileen Dogterom (TU Delft) and will take... Read more
Wed, 1 November
BIORIMA (Biomaterial Risk Management) aims to develop an integrated risk management framework for nanobiomaterials used in Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Products and Medical Devices. The BIORIMA risk management framework is a structure upon which the validated tools and methods for materials, exposure, hazard and risk... Read more
Wed, 1 November
A joint project proposal of researchers from Maastricht University (UM) and Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC) on novel 3D organ-on-a-chip technology has recently been granted by MUMC+ with 250,000 €. The kick-off of this project was 1 September. In a collaborative effort, the two teams of Prof. Coen Stehouwer, Prof. Casper... Read more
Mon, 30 October
Call to unite stakeholders and experts Leiden University Medical Center and the Dutch Organ-on-Chip consortium hDMT are now leading an EU initiative that will establish a European infrastructure to enable coordinated development, production and implementation of Organs-on-Chips by a consortium of academic and private partners. In... Read more
Sun, 10 September
A team led by hDMT scientist Christine Mummery (LUMC) has received a TKI-PPS grant of 180.000 Euro from Stichting Life Sciences Health for the development of a drug screening platform based on cardiomyocytes from hiPS cells of patients with the genetic heart disease CPVT. The research on the development of clinically relevant... Read more
Tue, 5 September
Luc Sala et al published a software tool that can be used to measure cell contractions. NB: This tool was also presented at the Interactive Masterclass with Kit Parker, 12 September 2017 in Amsterdam. Contraction of muscle reflects its physiological state. Methods to quantify contraction are often complex, expensive and tailored to... Read more
Tue, 5 September
The LUMC has granted the iPSC core facility extra finance to support the development of an "iPS cell Hotel". In a start up phase, 2 new postdocs and a technician will be trained to support training in the use of human induced pluripotent stem cells and the co-development of new differentiation protocols and gene modification... Read more
Tue, 5 September
Researchers from MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine hosted a symposium dedicated to the subject "Microfactories for Tissue Engineering or Regeneration on a Chip" at the European Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society 2017 (TERMIS-EU 2017), in Davos,... Read more
Tue, 5 September
Dr. Paul Wieringa, researcher at the Department of Complex Tissue Engineering from MERLN / Maastricht University has been awarded with the prestigious Veni grant, from Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This grant accounting for 250.000 euros, will allow this MERLN junior researcher to setup his innovative project... Read more
Wed, 23 August
LOCATE: Integrated platform to design novel cancer localization strategies by ultrasound microvasculature imaging A team led by hDMT scientist Jaap den Toonder (TU/e) has received a grant from NWO-TTW (total 1 Million Euro, 3 PhD students) to develop a novel experimental platform that enables to understand and develop ultrasound imaging... Read more
Wed, 23 August
PESCADoR: PhEnotypic Screening for CAncer DRug Discovery hDMT scientist Jaap den Toonder (TU/e) participates in a consortium that has obtained funding from the Academy of Finland (total 990 kEuro) to develop an experimental platform that recapitulates the architecture of human cancers for testing anti-cancer therapies as well as means... Read more
Fri, 18 August
Jean-Philippe Frimat (postdoc in the microsystem group at TU/eindhoven) has been awarded an Off Road grant (125.000 Euro) by ZonMW for his proposal on developing a Human brain biopsy on a chip. The purpose of the Off Road grants is to enable young biomedical researchers to achieve breakthroughs by doing out-of-the-box... Read more