Tag Archief: NMC


NMC’s first spin-off company Mimetas develops microfluidics systems that mimic human organs. The ‘organs-on-a-chip’ can predict drug effects fast, cheap and reliable. Around 2005 the term ‘organs-on-a-chip’ sprung up. Scientists began to combine microfluidics or lab-on-a-chip technology with cell cultures. One of them is Paul Vulto, researcher at the Netherlands Metabolomics Center (NMC) and co-founder […]

Weighty alarm signals

Not all, but many obese people develop diabetes. The Netherlands Metabolomics Centre tries to reveal who is at risk and who isn’t. Out of the many thousands of metabolites in our body, Thomas Hankemeier and his colleagues try to find the ones that predict who is at risk for diabetes and who isn’t. “Prevention strategies […]

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