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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.


26 Aug 2015 - Robotically steered flexible needles navigate in tissue Robotically steering flexible needles can reach their intended target in tissue with sub-millimetre level accuracy. This has been demonstrated by the doctoral research of Momen Abayazid, who is affiliated with the research institute MIRA of the University of Twente. An major advantage of steering flexible needles is that one can avoid obstacles or sensitive tissues and can re-orient the path of the needle in real time as you insert the needle. Abayazid will defend his doctoral thesis on 26 August, 2015. 24 Aug 2015 - KNAW top visits the University of Twente The president and the managing director of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), prof. José van Dijck and Mr. Mieke Zaanen, this week made an informal working visit to the University of Twente. Van Dijck and Zaanen, the successors to prof. Hans Clevers and Hans Chang, were introduced to the Twente education and research and were impressed by it. 18 Aug 2015 - new ebook: As good as new Can you culture a heart valve? Can you repair broken bone using a 3D printer? Can you train cells to become new blood vessels? These and many other questions are answered in the free, Dutch e-book Zo Goed Als Nieuw (‘As good as new’) 27 Jul 2015 - Veni grant for four young UT students The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to four recently graduated UT researchers. Thanks to funding of 250,000 euros, Bas Borsje, Julia Mikhal, Aimee Robbins-van Wynsberghe and Jeroen Leijten are able to start innovative research. 23 Jul 2015 - MIRA researcher Jeroen Leijten receives VENI grant MIRA researcher Jeroen Leijten is receiving a VENI grant of 250.000 Euros from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Three other UT researchers will also receive a VENI grant to use for innovative research.