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MosaMeat raises €7.5M to commercialise cultured meat
MosaMeat raises €7.5M to commercialise cultured meat

Mosa Meat hopes to receive approval in the next few years to sell the hamburger to the public. The 7.5 million Euros will be put towards increasing the scale of production and accelerating the process, among other things. Mosa Meat hopes to have a production location in the Netherlands within three years, and the first hamburgers are expected to cost around €8.50 each.
Jul 17, 2018

Brightlands Innovation Factory en de vier Zuid-Limburgse Rabobanken verstevigen hun banden.
Brightlands Innovation Factory en de vier Zuid-Limburgse Rabobanken verstevigen hun banden.

Brigthlands Innovation Factory en de vier Zuid-Limburgse Rabobanken ondertekenden een uniek partnership en verstevigen daarmee de innovatiekracht van Zuid-Limburg.
Jul 05, 2018

Millions in subsidy for research on Parkinson’s disease
Millions in subsidy for research on Parkinson’s disease

The foundation Stichting de Weijerhorst is offering over two million Euros in support of Maastricht UMC+’s research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Jul 05, 2018

Detailed scan of the inner ear
Detailed scan of the inner ear

Extremely delicate, the anatomical details of the human inner ear are not easy to study. Led by ENT specialist Raymond van de Berg of the Maastricht UMC+, a team of international researchers have made a micro CT scan of the structures in the inner ear.
Jul 04, 2018

Subsidy for fundamental research on incurable brain tumor
Subsidy for fundamental research on incurable brain tumor

How does the most malignant form of brain cancer develop? This is precisely what a Maastricht research group led by Prof. Dr. Marc Vooijs is going to study in mini-tumors that they will “cultivate” in the laboratory. The scientists will be receiving a 150,000 Euro subsidy from KWF Kankerbestrijding (Dutch Cancer Society) for this fundamental research on the diversity of the types of brain tumors that are (still) untreatable.
Jul 04, 2018

LIOF takes an interest in VitaK Innovation in Life Science
LIOF takes an interest in VitaK Innovation in Life Science

Thanks to the investment of LIOF, VitaK can continue growing. This ultimately leads to more jobs in the province of Limburg.
Jun 11, 2018

The campuses in Limburg are doing well
The campuses in Limburg are doing well

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and the Network of Knowledge Cities in the Netherlands commissioned Buck Consultants International to create the report “Analysis and added value of campuses in the Netherlands”. Released today, the report also covers the four Brightlands campuses.
Jun 05, 2018

New pacemaker technique applied for the first time in the Netherlands
New pacemaker technique applied for the first time in the Netherlands

For the first time in the Netherlands, cardiologists at the Hart & Vaat Centrum (cardiovascular center) at the Maastricht UMC+ have applied a new pacemaker technique that causes fewer complications in the long-term.
Jun 01, 2018

De epidemie die diabetes heet
De epidemie die diabetes heet

Eén op elke drie Zuid-Limburgers heeft diabetes of zit in een voorfase van deze ziekte. De afgelopen weekend gepubliceerde nieuwe resultaten van De Maastricht Studie drukken ons hard met de neus op de feiten.
May 22, 2018

Forming model embryos from stem cells in the lab
Forming model embryos from stem cells in the lab

Scientists from the MERLN Institute and the Hubrecht Institute (KNAW) have successfully created in the laboratory embryo-like structures from mouse stem cells. These model embryos resemble natural ones to the extent that, for the first time, they implant into the uterus and initiate pregnancy.
May 03, 2018


Upcoming events

14 Aug
Brightlands Summer Tour voor scholieren

We would like to show you that in the province of Limburg, very special things are happening at the Brightlands Campuses in Geleen, Heerlen, Maastricht and Venlo—each with its own specialisation. We are proud of this. But we would also like to show you that you do not have to go very far to find a suitable education programme of the highest quality; you can find it at Maastricht University, or at one of the other educational institutions associated with Brightlands.

09 Sep
European Conference on Biomaterials

A warm welcome to the 29th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials that will take place on September 9–13, 2018 in Maastricht, the Netherlands!

23 Sep
Computing in Cardiology 2018

The organizing committee, representing the Departments of Cardiology, Biomedical Engineering, Physiology, and Knowledge Engineering is currently preparing an active scientific and social program in and around Maastricht for Computing in Cardiology 2018.

04 Oct
EUMASS Congres 2018

Building bridges between Science and Practice.