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28 Apr 2015 - Interview BNR Nieuwsradio with Marcel Karperien On Tuesday Professor Marcel Karperien was interviewed by the dutch radio newschannel BNR Nieuwsradio about the Concert against Rheumatism. Also present was Joke Bleumink, who is one of the many arthrosis patients in the Netherlands and initiator of the concert. Karperien is developing the injectable plaster against arthrosis, which enables damaged cartilage in the joint to recover. 22 Apr 2015 - Registration Innovation Lecture 2015 now open The University of Twente has a long and vibrant tradition in business and entrepreneurship. Now more than ever, business generated by scientific research is the engine for economic growth. Transforming cutting-edge expertise into economic activity and benefits to society is one of our university’s core objectives. With 800 successful spin-off companies to its name, the University of Twente leads Europe in terms of start-ups. Collaborating closely with students, the business community and government, UT scientists are committed to delivering the technological and social solutions of tomorrow: University of Twente, the University of Booming Business! 17 Apr 2015 - CANCER-ID should lead to faster and easier analysis of tumors The analysis of the development of tumors should be easier and faster. That is the aim of the extensive European CANCER-ID project, in which the University of Twente is participating as one of the lead partners. Professor Leon Terstappen, head of the Department of Medical Cell Biophysics at the University of Twente, together with Professor Klaus Pantel from the Hamburg-Eppendorf University Medical Center, form the scientific management of the project, with participation from no less than 33 partners from 13 countries. 16 Apr 2015 - Final event Telemedicine and Personalized Care You are all invited for the final presentation of the joint German-Dutch Telemedicine and Personalized Care project. This event will take place in The Gallery on the Campus of the University of Twente and starts at 12:00 hrs (closing remarks at 16:00 hrs). It presents an overview of the results and highlights of the past five years. 13 Apr 2015 - North-East Netherlands stimulates innovation in medical imaging-guided technology On 16 April 2015, the North-East of the Netherlands is joining forces for innovations in image-guided technology within the healthcare sector. The Center for Medical Imaging North East Netherlands (CMINEN), a partnership between the University of Twente (including the MIRA institute), UMC Groningen, Siemens, Radboudumc and other (business) partners, is organizing a meeting with the theme ‘The guidance of imaging’. During the meeting, several researchers, medical specialists and companies will share their expertise and vision with the aim of promoting cooperation and accelerating the implementation of new medical devices. The event will take place on the Novio Tech Campus in Nijmegen. 8 Apr 2015 - Researchers at the UT and Radboud UMC create a ‘living kidney membrane’ Researchers at the MIRA research institute of the University of Twente and the Radboudumc have created a ‘living membrane’ combining kidney epithelial cells with a polymeric artificial membrane. This achievement is a first but significant step towards development a new treatment for kidney patients. This research, which started within the BMM - BioKid project (2009-2014), it is currently continued within the EU Marie Curie ITN project ‘Bioart’. The aim is achieving improved dialysis techniques and possibly leading to development of a portable kidney, or even an implantable artificial kidney. This collaborative research, of the groups of Prof. Dr. D. Stamatialis in MIRA and Dr R. Masereeuw at Radboudumc, has been published in the scientific journal Acta Biomaterialia. 20 Mar 2015 - Twente companies accompanied by royal couple on mission to northern Germany On 19 and 20 March 2015, Twente combined its forces and took part in a national mission to northern Germany. Today’s discussions between Dutch and German entrepreneurs were most unusual in that they took place in the presence of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. This was a memorable experience. The participation of the royal couple opens doors - such as those of the German company Dräger in Lübeck where the discussions were held. 12 Mar 2015 - Ijzerman nominated for President Elect of ISPOR Maarten IJzerman, chairman of the Health Technology and Services Research (HTSR) department and professor at the University of Twente, has been nominated for the position of President-Elect of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). The international scientific association promotes research into the effectiveness of medical technology and medicines, with the focus being on the economic health benefits and the impact on the patient. ISPOR contributes further by ensuring that this research provides useful information for healthcare. IJzerman, already a member of the Board of Directors, hopes to contribute to the goals of ISPOR with his candidacy for the coming three years.