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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.


2 Feb 2016 - €93k grant for University of Twente spin-off LipoCoat LipoCoat, a new University of Twente spin-off company, will receive a grant worth €93,000 from NanoNextNL. The company has developed and patented an extremely thin coating that prevents contaminants from sticking to the surface of medical devices such as contact lenses and catheters. Its initial focus is a coating for contacts to prevent irritated eyes. LipoCoat plans to use the NanoNextNL ‘Valorisation Grant’ to further develop a prototype and to prepare a wear study among contact lens users.  29 Jan 2016 - First Double Degree in Nanotechnology The first graduate of the Double Degree Nanotechnology, offered by the University of Twente and Lodz University of Technology is Beata Nagórniewicz from Poland. Both universities are members of the European consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) and they jointly developed a nanotechnology programme. 28 Jan 2016 - €150,000 grant for Markus Beck’s cell research UT researcher Markus Beck of the Medical Cell BioPhysics group(research institute MIRA) will receive an EU grant of 150,000 euros. The money will fund his study titled ‘On-Chip Cytometry Printed On Demand’. 22 Jan 2016 - UT develops robotic arm for Duchenne patients Researchers from the MIRA research centre, together with the VUmc, TU Delft and the Radboud umc, have developed the A-Gear: a robotic arm that can support the daily activities of people suffering the muscular disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. They recently put the final touches to the first prototype for a discreet, body-connected support aid that can be worn under the clothing and that can support independent operation of the arm during important daily activities.  
20 Jan 2016 - BioNanoLab Vouchers for nine research projects On January 18 2016, MESA+ awarded the first round of BioNanoLab Vouchers to nine research projects. The vouchers entitle holders to perform the proposed research at a 50% rate for use of the facilities, giving them the opportunity to get acquainted with the advanced and powerful facilities in an accessible way.