21 August 2019

Willeke Daamen and Toin van Kuppevelt (Dept. of Biochemistry), theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine, and Dirk Grijpma and AndrĂ© Poot (University of Twente) were recently awarded a 690 k€ grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO, domain Applied & Engineering Sciences) for the development of advanced patches for closure of diaphragmatic defects in children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
 
Biodegradable patches with a radial pore structure composed of hybrids of artificial and natural polymers will be developed and coated with basement membrane components to enhance diaphragm regeneration.
 

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