EINDHOVEN - The first October weekend will be 'Het Weekend van de Wetenschap' (Science Weekend). It’s a unique opportunity for anyone interested in a look backstage at hundreds of scientific businesses, institutions and museums. LifeTec Group in Eindhoven is one of the participants. The doors of ‘the beating heart of medtech Brainport’ will be wide open on October 8.

'Het Weekend van de Wetenschap' open house @ LifeTec Group
Explain!

How is that even possible, a beating heart without a body? And why does that mean less animal testing? Explain! 

The researchers at LifeTec Group are often asked about their work. What exactly are they up to in that lab on Kennedyplein in Eindhoven?

‘We’re always happy to answer questions like that,’  says Lars Mulder. ‘It’s nice when people are interested in your work. Besides, our work is a little out of the ordinary. Some really special things are happening here.’

'Het Weekend van de Wetenschap' open house @ LifeTec Group

In order to share those developments, LifeTec Group will participate in the Weekend van de Wetenschap on October 8.

Anyone who is curious about what goes on behind the scenes at the med tech start-up is welcome to have a look.

‘The doors will be wide open. Our researchers will give you a tour of the lab and tell you what they’re working on and what they hope to achieve with it.’ 

[photo: Sjoerd van Tuijl explains how a heart can beat without a body, and how this is used for scientific research]

researchers explaining what they do

The tour of the lab will take in various platforms. ‘Our researchers will spend this day explaining what they do, ranging from a study of regenerative medication to the development of a new liver platform.’ 

'Het Weekend van de Wetenschap' open house @ LifeTec Group

Mulder states it’s important to show the outside world what LifeTec Group is all about.

‘The population is ageing, the cost of health care is rising, and the debate about the use of lab animals is getting louder. We at LifeTec Group think we can contribute to the solution of those problems. This Science Weekend is an opportunity for us to show the added value of science and technology, to anyone who’s interested.’ 

 

[photo: Melanie Krüger presenting the results of a Biogel liver study]

'Het Weekend van de Wetenschap' open house @ LifeTec Group
Register

The LifeTec Group lab will be open for visitors on October 8 from 12 to 4.

Visitors will need to register in advance; go to 'Het Weekend van de Wetenschap' website

There’s room for 10 to 12 visitors for each presentation. 

 

[photo: Noemi Vanerio presenting a bloodvessels and -veins study, on the Vascular Biosimulator Platform]

Program

·  12:00 h: Presentation of the cardiac biosimulator - Dave Wanders & Ben Kappler

·  12:30 h: Presentation of the osteochondral platform - Edoardo Andreini

·  13:00 h: Presentation of the Vascular Biosimulator Platform - Noemi Vanerio

·  13:30 h: Presentation of ex vivo liver platform - Melanie Krüger

·  14:00 h: Presentation of the cardiac biosimulator - Dave Wanders & Ben Kappler

·  14:30 h: Presentation of the osteochondral platform - Edoardo Andreini

·  15:00 h: Presentation of the Vascular Biosimulator Platform - Noemi Vanerio

·  15:30 h: Presentation of ex vivo liver platform - Melanie Krüger

·  16:00 h: Closing

 

[ You can register via the 'Het Weekend van de Wetenschap' website or contact Melanie Krüger and Janneke Cuijpers via Contact ]

Director of Operations

Lars Mulder

R&D Engineer

Marcel Wijlaars

R&D Engineer

Benjamin Kappler

Biochemical Engineer

Melanie Krüger

R&D Engineer

Noemi Vanerio

Marketing & Communications

Toine Nagel

Office Manager

Janneke Cuijpers

Weekend van de Wetenschap

The first weekend in October is Het Weekend van de Wetenschap, offering backstage visits in many businesses, institutions, universities and museums. At more than 250 locations in the Netherlands, these organisations will open their doors to the public. 

Comments

Great initiative Melanie!
Every time I meet with people from Eindhoven and we come to talk about LifeTec Group they are surprised there is a lab in the ‘Gele Kegels’ building where medtech ‘science fiction’ (referring to the beating heart platform) is taking place. 
Good chance there will be quite some curious neighbors visiting ;-)
Good luck!
Toine

Very much looking forward to this! It's always a pleasure to share our work with others ... with everyone.
Jurgen.

Thank you Toine! I'm also quite excited and curious who will stop by so that we can show what we can do! I hope people will keep being curious and surprised but on that day also get all of their questions answered!

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