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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.


9 Jan 2015 - Publication in Biophysical Journal This week, Biophysical Journal has published an article by dr.ir. Claas Willem Visser (postdoc at the research group Physics of Fluids) et al., on Quantifying Cell Adhesion through Impingement of a Controlled Microjet. In this work, the shear stress exerted by the jet on the impingement surface in the micrometer-domain has been both modelled and measured, and has subsequently been correlated to jet-induced cell detachment. For the article, click here. 18 Dec 2014 - UT successful in European ICT projects Six University of Twente proposals, totalling  over 2.5 million euros, have been approved in the latest round of Horizon 2020 research projects of the European Commission, in the field of ICT. For this, the University of Twente is collaborating with research institutes, government bodies and businesses throughout Europe. 17 Dec 2014 - UT, MST and ZGT establish 'Pioneers in Health Care Innovation Fund' Medisch Spectrum Twente, ZGT (Ziekenhuisgroep Twente) and the University of Twente launch a joint innovation fund: the 'Pioneers in Health Care Innovation Fund'. The aim of the fund is to encourage collaboration between medical specialists from MST and ZGT and researchers from the UT MIRA research institute. The collaboration should lead to new insights and technology that improves patient care. For the first year, the three parties jointly propose an amount of 400,000 euros to be spent on eight innovative projects at the interface of medicine and technology. 17 Dec 2014 - Undercover nanoparticles fool the immune system Nanoparticles are suitable carriers for the 'tailored' administration of medicine, near to a tumour for example. But if the immune system takes up arms against these foreign invaders, there is a threat that this effect will be lost. However, by equipping the nanoparticles with proteins from the blood that is known to the immune system, the particles are nevertheless able to administer their medicines. In this way you use the body's specific immune response to smuggle nanoparticles inside the body like a 'Trojan horse'. This is stated by PhD candidate at the University of Twente, Kirsten Pondman of the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine and the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology. 17 Dec 2014 - Nanoporous materials for blood purification Nano structured polymers are high tech materials with many promising applications. Within a new EU Marie-Skłodowska-Curie programme, scientists of UT’s MIRA Institute will cooperate with partners in industry and science across Europe, to speed up the development of these materials. The UT research will focus on developing nanoporous materials for blood treatment.