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  a number of funded R&D projects by Top Sector LSH. The page is updated continuously.

284 projects

  • RNA-based therapy to protect the lungs and kidneys from COVID-19

    Employment of antisense oligonucleotides as a first line of defence to specifically target SARS-CoV-2 in the lungs and kidneys
  • Benefit of valsartan In corona infection

    This project investigates if the cheap, well-known drug valsartan can prevent lung injury in corona infection
  • Visualise the effects of insulin on the liver

    The role of the liver in the development of type-2-diabetes-mellitus is not well understood
  • How feed additives can improve intestinal health in pigs

    Specific pig-feed additives can upregulate antimicrobial peptides and thereby increase intestinal health
  • Spread of mobile antimicrobial resistance

    How and why does mobilised antimicrobial resistance spread between animals, the environment and humans?
  • The immune system reaction to COVID-19

    The project examines the immune response during COVID-19 in patients receiving plasma therapy