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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.


20 Aug 2014 - Mathieu Odijk receives Veni grant for Microprobe for more accurate measurements in the brain Mathieu Odijk has received a Veni Grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The research project “Microprobe for more accurate measurements in the brain” will be conducted in the BIOS Lab-on-a-chip group. 19 Aug 2014 - TLEMsafe: Improving safety and predictability of complex musculoskeletal surgery As the average lifespan increases, the percentage of aged individuals in populations across developed countries is also growing. This means healthcare systems are presented with a higher incidence of complex musculoskeletal pathologies, such as joint deformation and misalignment or bone and soft-tissue cancer, thus the demand for reconstructive orthopaedic operations is correspondingly rising. 19 Aug 2014 - No support for increasing the volume norm for breast cancer surgery The number of breast cancer surgery which a hospital performs yearly does not play a significant role in the chance of survival. This is the conclusion of research of Sabine Siesling from the University of Twente (MIRA institute) and the Comprehensive Cancer Centre (IKNL) which is published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. The study was performed together with the Vereniging Samenwerkende Algemene Ziekenhuizen and medical specialists and does not supports the attention given nowadays to the volume norms for treatment of breast cancer. 18 Aug 2014 - Researchers win international Grand Challenge competition At the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, a team of researchers from Aalborg University, Radboudumc, Materialise (Leuven, Belgium) and a research group from Prof. Bart Koopman (from the department of Biomedical Engineering at the Twente University) has been awarded the first prize in the Grand Challenge competition. This competition is a worldwide endeavour in which researchers are challenged to predict loads in the knee joint of a patient who has received a total knee replacement. 13 Aug 2014 - Concert for rheumatism on 12 September A very special concert will take place at Het Loo Palace on 12 September. The proceeds will help fund the medical research of Professor Marcel Karperien of the University of Twente. The concert is an initiative of violinist Joke Bleumink. When she was struck by rheumatism and could no longer play the violin, she decided to start building string instruments. The famous Valerius Ensemble from Enschede will play her instruments during part of the programme. You can find more details (in Dutch) on this special evening at www.reumafonds.nl/benefietconcert