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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.


17 Nov 2014 - Week of inspiration at the University of Twente The very first 'Week of Inspiration' will be taking place at the University of Twente between 24 and 28 November. UT students are organizing this special week in order to inspire both the UT community and people living in the region and to introduce them to the excellence programmes the UT offers. Among the well-known speakers who will be in attendance during the Week of Inspiration are Ionica Smeets, Frans van der Helm, Dick Swaab, Bas Lansdorp and Tim Fransen. 14 Nov 2014 - University of Twente presents Teleflex at medical trade fair Medica From 12 to 15 November, Phd Students Nanda van der Stap and Esther Rozeboom of the Robotics and Mechatronics (RAM) research group, represent the University of Twente and the 3TU at the Medica Düsseldorf, the number 1 medical trade fair worldwide. They proudly present the Teleflex system - a breakthrough in robotic surgery- to the international audience. This operation robot allows a surgeon to steer a flexible endoscope with attached surgical instruments from a cockpit. 28 Oct 2014 - Molecular imaging: from standard to customization Tailored therapy and improved cooperation between technical disciplines and medical personnel in the field of molecular imaging can improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients and improve and control the affordability of care. That, and much more, is argued by two new clinical professors - Prof. dr. Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei and Prof. dr. Riemer Slart - during their double inaugural lecture at the University of Twente. The two strengthen the UT MIRA research institute and build a bridge to clinical practice. 23 Oct 2014 - University of Twente develops new chip for testing medicines UT doctoral degree candidate Verena Stimberg has developed a chip that can improve research into diseases, medicines and the possible toxicity of nanoparticles. The chip contains a man-made version of a cell membrane, on which you can examine diseases where ion channels in cell membranes play a role. With the chip you can test drugs against cystic fibrosis or conduct research into diseases such as Parkinson's, cancer, depression, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and diabetes. The chip means that fewer trials on animals and people will probably be required in the future. Stimberg conducted her research within the MIRA and MESA+ research institutes at the University of Twente. 20 Oct 2014 - University of Twente scientists develop compact medical imaging device Scientists at the MIRA research institute, in collaboration with various companies, have developed a prototype of a handy device that combines echoscopy (ultrasound) with photoacoustics. Combining these two medical imaging technologies in a compact device is designed, among other things, to enable the amount of inflammation in rheumatic patients’ joints to be measured more simply and precisely. The researchers expect that the technology will eventually also be able to play a role in detecting the severity of burns, skin cancer and furring of the arteries. The prototype is presented in the scientific journal Optics Express.