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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 May 2016 - Four 'Vidi' grants for UT scientists Four UT scientists receive a ‘Vidi’ grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO): Wiebe de Vis, Sarthak Misra, Richard Stevens and Ivo Vellekoop. The 800,000 euro grant will enable them to start an innovative line of research and form a research group of their own. 19 May 2016 - TechMed Proeftuin: Twente University’s unique testing environment for medtech startups Last February, the University of Twente (UT) in Enschede launched its test environment ‘TechMed Proeftuin’ – the latest addition to a growing offering of facilities that stimulate medical innovation. The first teams are now testing their products in a simulated environment.  26 Apr 2016 - New light shed on causes of movement disorders Parkinson’s disease A possible cause has been found for the disrupted communication between brain cells exhibited by Parkinson's patients. Bettina Schwab, a researcher at the University of Twente, discovered that this group of patients have increased concentrations of a certain type of protein. Ms Schwab defended her doctoral dissertation on Friday 22 April. 11 Apr 2016 - Ten years of the ECTM in ten figures This week, the Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine (ECTM) on the University of Twente campus celebrates its tenth anniversary. The ECTM is one of the most innovative medical simulation centres in the world and enables students and medical professionals to practise skills such as surgery and administering emergency medical treatment, with an emphasis on understanding how modern technology works. During its ten-year history, the centre has trained 1,600 students and 950 medical professionals, its floor area has increased almost by tenfold and there have been 13,600 simulated heart attacks (as well as one genuine heart attack). We now present ten years of ECTM in the form of ten interesting statistics.  6 Apr 2016 - Same-day doctorates for married couple at University of Twente They say the couple that plays together stays together, but what about the couple that works together? Hoon Suk Rho and Yoonsun Yang are not only happily married but also teamed up to carry out research at the University of Twente. This week they defend the dissertations that they hope will bring them their coveted doctorates. Theirs is an interdisciplinary marriage that spans two UT research institutes – MIRA and MESA + – and that is geared towards producing relevant technology.