Alex Garanto (Pediatrics and Human Genetics) together with Anneke den Hollander (Ophthalmology) and Andries van der Meer (UTwente) have received 1,17M€ to develop a retina-on-chip model that allows the identification of molecular, biochemical and functional measurements to characterize disease pathophysiology and assess treatments for iherited retinal diseases, age-related macular degeneration and neurometabolic diseases. This is with the contribution of Boehringer Ingelheim, Locsense, Proefdiervrij and hDMT Organ-on-Chip consortium.
The Partnership programme Human Measurement models 2.0 for research into the treatment and/or prevention of diseases is funded by the Association of Collaborating Health Foundations (SGF) with a public-private-partnership (PPP) allowance made available by Health~Holland (Top Sector Life Sciences & Health), and by ZonMw and NWO Domain AES.
More info about this grant can be found here (in Dutch).
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