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12 Jun 2017 - University of Twente chip captures individual cells in minuscule gels Researchers at the University of Twente’s MIRA research institute have developed a chip that can capture and hold individual cells in the exact centre of a minuscule hydrogel droplet. Their novel method keeps cells alive for multiple weeks, which makes it easier to study them. 8 Jun 2017 - Inaugural lecture: ‘Artificial organs are going to replace failing organs’ In the not-too-distant future, artificial organs made of biomaterials and living cells will replace failing human organs. This will render treatment techniques such as renal dialysis unnecessary, and patients will no longer have to wait years for a donor organ. This is the view of Prof. Dimitrios Stamatialis, Professor of (Bio)artificial Organs at the University of Twente. 6 Jun 2017 - State-of-the-art radiation lab at UT The University of Twente’s Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine (ECTM) recently opened a highly versatile X-ray laboratory. 29 May 2017 - Separating DNA: from hours to minutes Researchers of the University of Twente developed a glass microchip for ultrafast separation and purification of DNA fragments. The chip, moreover, is easy to produce and cheap. 29 May 2017 - 20 Seconds Science is back! MESA+ and MIRA are working on a broad diversity of research subjects, it’s time to show the world! The challenge? To show it in 20 seconds… In 2015 25 videos were made and they were awesome. Do you accept the challenge to top the last performance? We would like to invite you to participate! 22 May 2017 - Jeroen Rouwkema awarded research prize Jeroen Rouwkema of the University of Twente’s MIRA research institute has been awarded the ‘Robert Brown Early Career Principal Investigator Award’. 15 May 2017 - In Memoriam Henri Termeer Henri Termeer, honorary doctor of the University of Twente, passed away May 12 at the age of 71, in his home town Marblehead. The world loses a biomedical technology pioneer. 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.