MESA+ University of Twente
The BIOS Lab-on-a-chip group


8 May 2017 - Major grant for 'Organ-on-a-chip' research Creating ‘organ-on-a-chip’ systems will be a decisive step toward personalized health care. Five partners including the University of Twente receive a prestigious ‘Zwaartekracht’ grant for this, of 19 million euros. 7 Nov 2016 - UT and Roessingh R&D to intensify collaboration Roessingh Research and Development (RRD) and the University of Twente (UT) are set to intensify their collaboration. 4 Oct 2016 - Fast chip detects effects of poison The effect that toxic substances have on, for example, hemoglobin in blood, can now be tested in a fast way using a new lab-on-a-chip. UT scientist Floris van den Brink developed a fast and efficient mixer for this. 26 Sep 2016 - Loes Segerink first winner Dave Blank Outreach Award Monday 26 September during the annual MESA+ Meeting the Dave Blank Outreach Award was introduced and awarded. The prize is awarded to a MESA+ researcher with exceptional outreach activities. 30 Aug 2016 - Lab-on-a-chip devices with patterned hydrogels PHD defense of Burcu Gumuscu  on 15th of September 16:45 in the Waaijer collegezaal 4 8 Jul 2016 - Optimal sperm cell traceable through temperature and caffeine Scientists from the University of Twente have devised a technique to find the optimal sperm cell. The researchers have demonstrated that a single sperm starts moving its tail faster as the temperature rises, while this movement slows down when the environment becomes colder. Also, by adding a caffeine, the sperm cell starts moving differently. This application will help childless couples over time conceive with fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilisation. 7 Apr 2016 - Joint Lab agreement with South China Normal University The University of Twente and prestigious South China Normal University (SCNU) in Kanton (Guangzhou), China signed a ‘Joint Lab’ agreement today. The agreement offers opportunities to obtain funding from the provincial Chinese government and businesses in the area of the Chinese metropolis of Kanton. It is an important step in the collaboration between the University of Twente and SCNU which was initiated several years ago. 8 Mar 2016 - Combating cardiovascular diseases on a chip Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Organ-on-a-chip technology is a promising breakthrough in the quest to find out more about these diseases and in testing new drugs to fight them. Prof. Christine Mummery and Prof. Robert Passier, both of whom combine their work at Leiden University Medical Centre with recent appointments at the University of Twente, are dedicated to improving patient care using organs-on-a-chip. This is an interdisciplinary field par excellence: cooperation is essential. On 10 March, the two professors will deliver their inaugural address at the University of Twente.