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Technological science is the catalyst for innovation in healthcare. MIRA combines fundamental and applied research with clinical practice. This unique scientific path stimulates a successful application of fundamental concepts and enables healthcare to rapidly introduce new treatments. MIRA works closely with hospitals, the business community and governmental organizations, aiming to secure its leading position in Europe.


28 Apr 2015 - Rheumatism patient initiates concert against rheumatism with self-made violins As a result of rheumatism, amateur violinist Joke Bleumink was no longer able to play the violin and started to build violins. With two self-built violins, a viola and a cello, she has now initiated a unique concert. The concert against rheumatism will take place on Friday, 29 May 2015 at Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn and will be performed by the musicians from the Valerius Ensemble of HET Symfonie Orkest in Enschede. Joke Bleumink searched and found a suitable good cause: the proceeds from the ticket sales will be entirely for the benefit of the scientific research of Professor Marcel Karperien from the University of Twente MIRA research institute. 28 Apr 2015 - Interview BNR Nieuwsradio with Marcel Karperien On Tuesday Professor Marcel Karperien was interviewed by the dutch radio newschannel BNR Nieuwsradio about the Concert against Rheumatism. Also present was Joke Bleumink, who is one of the many arthrosis patients in the Netherlands and initiator of the concert. Karperien is developing the injectable plaster against arthrosis, which enables damaged cartilage in the joint to recover. 22 Apr 2015 - Registration Innovation Lecture 2015 now open The University of Twente has a long and vibrant tradition in business and entrepreneurship. Now more than ever, business generated by scientific research is the engine for economic growth. Transforming cutting-edge expertise into economic activity and benefits to society is one of our university’s core objectives. With 800 successful spin-off companies to its name, the University of Twente leads Europe in terms of start-ups. Collaborating closely with students, the business community and government, UT scientists are committed to delivering the technological and social solutions of tomorrow: University of Twente, the University of Booming Business! 17 Apr 2015 - CANCER-ID should lead to faster and easier analysis of tumors The analysis of the development of tumors should be easier and faster. That is the aim of the extensive European CANCER-ID project, in which the University of Twente is participating as one of the lead partners. Professor Leon Terstappen, head of the Department of Medical Cell Biophysics at the University of Twente, together with Professor Klaus Pantel from the Hamburg-Eppendorf University Medical Center, form the scientific management of the project, with participation from no less than 33 partners from 13 countries. 16 Apr 2015 - Final event Telemedicine and Personalized Care You are all invited for the final presentation of the joint German-Dutch Telemedicine and Personalized Care project. This event will take place in The Gallery on the Campus of the University of Twente and starts at 12:00 hrs (closing remarks at 16:00 hrs). It presents an overview of the results and highlights of the past five years.