Optics11 Naointender at LUMC

Optics11 Nanoindenter at LUMC

We are thrilled with Chiaro Nanoindenter installed in our PRIMO (Alveolé) microfabrication lab at LUMC.  We look forward to exploring the mechanical properties of engineered heart tissues and hydrogels as a part of the LymphChip project.

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News item Bring in the Lymph

Bring in the lymph

Valeria Orlova (LUMC), Sue Gibbs (VUMC) and Carine van Schie (DBF) have been interviewed by NWO about the LymphChip project. For more information please read the full article at:

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Kick-off Meeting LymphChip

Kick-off Meeting LymphChip

February 15, 2022 The Kick-off Meeting was organized in Spatial Chat in view of COVID-19 restrictions. In total 44 members of LymphChip participated representing the academic partners, co-financing partners and the Advisory Board. Plenary sessions were held to present the aims of LymphChip, to learn about the expectations and contributions from co-financing partners and to evaluate the impact plan, and future plans. In 3 consecutive breakout sessions technical requirements, biological platforms/disease models and the three on-chip-models for heart, intestine and skin/lymph node were discussed....

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hDMT meeting

LymphChip project is presented during the annual hDMT Consortium meeting, November 12th, 2021

On November 12, 2021 Dr Valeria Orlova the project leader of LymphChip will present the LympChip consortium to the members of hDMT. She will highlight the objectives of the three research themes on technology development, on the generation of the hiPSC-derived tissue specific cells and on the integration to ultimately lead to functional organs on chip with integrated vasculature and lymphatics for heart, intestine and skin/lymph nodes.

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Granting of application:

NWA-ORC grant for Organ-on-Chip models with integrated lymphatics

A 5 million Euro NWA-ORC grant was awarded to hDMT researchers to develop immunocompetent human Organ-on-Chip models with integrated lymph drainage for drug discovery and testing (LymphChip). The project is led by Valeria Orlova (coordinator) from Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Christine Mummery (LUMC) and Sue Gibbs (VUMC). The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in our immune system, for example by regulating the immune response to pathogens. Lymphatic dysfunction underlies many diseases and could determine the effectiveness of therapies, whether drug or stem-cell based. Yet,...

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