Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH) entails a broad scope of disciplines, from pharmaceuticals to medical technology and from healthcare infrastructure to vaccination. To realise its mission – vital citizens in a healthy economy - the Top Sector builds on the strengths of the Dutch LSH sector to address the biggest societal challenges in prevention, cure and care. By funding multidisciplinary public private partnerships (PPPs) the Top Sector aims to facilitate innovation. Here we give an overview of funded R&D projects by Top Sector LSH.

42 projects

  • Effect of antidiabetic drug on brown adipose tissue in overweight men

    Brown adipose tissue (BAT) activation by Sitagliptin; a novel treatment strategy to combat metabolic disease.
  • Instrumented handrim wheelchair ergometer for exercise testing and training

    Computer-controlled wheelchair ergometer to simulate and measure manual wheeled mobility in rehabilitation and adapted sports.
  • Imaging in LifeLines (part 1)

    The Imalife study: to assess reference values of lung density, bronchial wall thickness, vascular calcification and lung nodules.
  • T-cell receptor gene therapy of cancer

    Gene therapy with T-cell-receptor engineered T-cells demonstrates therapeutic power: discovery of more cancer-specific T-cell receptors is essential.
  • Microbial strain quality for industrial application

    Industrial use of microbes requires strains characterized by state-of-the-art technology; quality material for health-related projects.
  • Faster registration of new drugs by label free human mass balance studies

    Speed up drug development and registration by conducting label-free human mass balance studies.
  • Development of next-generation Vero cells to improve vaccine production

    Development of improved Vero cells in disposable bioreactors for enhanced vaccine production