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.

25 projects

  • Positive effects of fatty acid derivatives on pig intestinal cells

    Positive effects of fatty acids derivatives on pig intestinal organoids and comparison with effects in the animal.
  • A blood test for Alzheimer’s disease

    First results with blood test show that blood-based diagnostics for Alzheimer’s Disease are promising.
  • Novel solutions against Enteropathogenic Clostridia

    Finding alternative solutions to tackle C. difficile by stimulating a healthy microbiome
  • Understanding the acute influence of lifestyle on daily glucose fluctuations

    Towards more effective T2D self-management using intelligent algorithms for individual glucose optimisation via lifestyle changes.
  • Probiotics and vitamin K2 status in healthy and diseased people

    Probiotics may increase vitamin K2 levels in healthy and diseased people, preventing vitamin K deficiency- related disorders.
  • Mama’s milk sugars to protect the vulnerable preterm brain

    Can we use human milk sugars to protect preterm infants from developing brain injury?
  • Food for thought: does nutrition improve outcome after neonatal brain injury?

    A study to demonstrate whether nutrition can improve brain development in babies with brain injury