Research projects

Close-up microfluidic chip with channels and electrodes


The MechanoCHIP will consist of a microfluidic cell culture platform that can screen the cytostatic effect of pharmaceuticals on cancer cells in a system that realistically mimics the in vivo situation.


Too often promising medical device innovations come to a halt because of high development costs in relation to small market size. The Moore4Medical project aims at an acceleration of innovations in electronic medical devices.


The aim of iConsensus is to develop an integrated control and sensing platform to improve mammalian cell cultivation for biopharmaceutical purposes.


With nature as their example, participants in the Classy project intend to revolutionize chemical synthesis, aiming for close to zero waste streams and a sustainable, green ‘chemical factory of the future’.


Within the ScaleTime project, four SME's are aiming at the improvement of the scalability and compatibility of the different steps in the production process of microfluidic cartridges for Point-of-Care diagnostics.


TO_AITION addresses the hypothesis that immune-metabolic dysregulation, occurring as a result of genetic, lifestyle, and environmental risk factors drives low-grade systemic inflammation leading to the development of CVD-depression comorbidity.


The NextGenMicrofluidics consortium is working on foil platforms that are suitable for several applications, for example, biochemical assays or medical diagnostics. 


The KardiaTool consortium is joining forces to create a Point-of-Care product that can detect and assess biomarkers for heart failure. The biomarkers are examined through a saliva sample, which ensures non-invasive and fast testing.


INTERfaces combines material science and protein engineering to design tailored enzymes and (bio-based) materials to obtain optimized heterogeneous biocatalysts.


Taking lab-on-a-chip (LOC) technology out of the lab by using more accessible development and production technologies. The aim is to make lab-on-a-chip technology more widely applicable to SMEs.


The partners in the PhoBioSens project are working on a method for fast multiplex detection of antibiotics in milk, based on a multi-channel photonic sensor. 


The goal of the Sentinel project is to develop an autonomous wearable patch for frequent monitoring of biomarkers aiming at improving early warning systems in healthcare institutions.


The VIRAPOC consortium aims at developing a lab-on-a-chip based test platform to rapidly diagnose a virus infection (< 30 minutes).