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.

19 projects

  • Capture tumor evolution on chip

    Smart microfluidics will be developed to integrate live organoid growth with single cell genetics
  • Heart-on-chip technology as a novel screening system for lipid-lowering therapy

    Developing an in vitro model for lipoprotein lipase functionality, leading to breakthroughs in the field of lipid-lowering therapies.
  • Reduction of animal experiments through in-vitro modelling of multi-organ interactions

    On-Chip modelling of organ interactions in extracellular vesicle-based experimental regenerative therapy for diabetic nephropathy
  • Brain-on-a-Chip to study dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases.

    Investigating Brain-on-a-Chip cultures for neurodegenerative disease by measuring electrophysiological activity
  • Modeling Parkinson’s disease

    A new technology is proposed to study Parkinson’s disease in the laboratory.
  • Development of a new microRNA-based heart failure drug

    Counteracting the amount and activity of a single disease-causing microRNA in the heart.