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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.


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. 13 Apr 2015 - North-East Netherlands stimulates innovation in medical imaging-guided technology On 16 April 2015, the North-East of the Netherlands is joining forces for innovations in image-guided technology within the healthcare sector. The Center for Medical Imaging North East Netherlands (CMINEN), a partnership between the University of Twente (including the MIRA institute), UMC Groningen, Siemens, Radboudumc and other (business) partners, is organizing a meeting with the theme ‘The guidance of imaging’. During the meeting, several researchers, medical specialists and companies will share their expertise and vision with the aim of promoting cooperation and accelerating the implementation of new medical devices. The event will take place on the Novio Tech Campus in Nijmegen. 8 Apr 2015 - Researchers at the UT and Radboud UMC create a ‘living kidney membrane’ Researchers at the MIRA research institute of the University of Twente and the Radboudumc have created a ‘living membrane’ combining kidney epithelial cells with a polymeric artificial membrane. This achievement is a first but significant step towards development a new treatment for kidney patients. This research, which started within the BMM - BioKid project (2009-2014), it is currently continued within the EU Marie Curie ITN project ‘Bioart’. The aim is achieving improved dialysis techniques and possibly leading to development of a portable kidney, or even an implantable artificial kidney. This collaborative research, of the groups of Prof. Dr. D. Stamatialis in MIRA and Dr R. Masereeuw at Radboudumc, has been published in the scientific journal Acta Biomaterialia.