Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH) entails a broad scope of disciplines, from pharmaceuticals to MedTech 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 projects by Top Sector LSH.

40 projects

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Parkinson self-monitoring at home

    Remote monitoring using wearable sensors to personalize care for Parkinson’s patients at home.
  • Use of NK cells to stimulate the chicken immune system for better protection against pathogens

    Enhance the development of the chicken innate immune system by stimulating chicken natural killer cells.
  • “Sticky” peptides to fight antimicrobial resistance

    “Sticky” peptides will prevent that by 2050 antimicrobial resistance will be responsible for about 10 million deaths annually.