We have developed multiple organoid models from a broad spectrum of endometrial pathologies that capture endometrial disease diversity and will provide powerful research models and drug screening and discovery tools. Organoids from endometriosis show disease-associated traits and cancer-linked

Last updated on: 28-01-2021 - 11:08

Contact: Hugo Vankelecom
Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
We have established organoids from mouse pituitary with the aim to generate a novel research model to study pituitary stem cell biology in both healthy and diseased glands. The organoids originated from the pituitary cells expressing the stem cell marker SOX2, were long-term expandable, displayed a

Last updated on: 28-01-2021 - 11:08

Contact: Hugo Vankelecom
Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
Experiments were conducted using human induced pluripotent stem cells supplemented with hiPSC derived astrocytes and their reagents can be obtained commercially and cultured as per manufacturer’s instructions. One day before plating the cells, each 48-well MEA plate was pre-coated with a

Last updated on: 26-01-2021 - 17:27

Contact: Cannot be disclosed
Organisation: Janssen Pharma of JNJ
Status: Still in development, Published in peer reviewed journal
Experiments were conducted using cortical cells that contains glutamatergic and gabaergic neurons and glia. Primary neurons were freshly dissociated from embryonic E18-19 rat cortices as described previously and plated onto 48-well MEA plates (Maestro system, Axion Biosystems). HOne day before

Last updated on: 26-01-2021 - 17:27

Contact: Cannot be disclosed
Organisation: Janssen Pharma of JNJ
Status: Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
We developed a cellular automata model of oncolytic virotherapy with an application to pancreatic cancer. The fundamental biomedical processes (like cell proliferation, mutation, apoptosis) are modelled by the use of probabilistic principles. The migration of injected viruses (as therapy) is

Last updated on: 07-01-2021 - 21:34

Contact: Fred Vermolen
Organisation: Hasselt University, Delft University of Technology
Partners: Delft University of Technology, Technion
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
We developed an innovative model to study the effect of the supernumerary X chromosome on KS features. The model was generated using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from patients with Klinefelter syndrome (KS) i.e. with a 47, XXY karyotype. In order to compare the potentials of both 47XXY

Last updated on: 07-01-2021 - 21:23

Contact: Christine Wyns
Organisation: UCLouvain
Partners: GenevaUniversity Hospitals
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
We tissue-engineer in vitro, skeletal muscle consisting of aligned myofibers. To create the so-called bio-artificial muscle (BAM), human muscle progenitor cells are expanded, and a 3D construct is created by mixing the cells with a hydrogel. The cell-gel mix is cast into custom-made silicone molds

Last updated on: 08-12-2020 - 17:46

Contact: Lieven Thorrez
Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
We established a protocol to efficiently generate hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs). Our procedure generated complex in vitro spheroid cultures that better mimic the complexity of the liver as well as liver function. In co-culture, iPSC-HSCs promote maintenance

Last updated on: 04-11-2020 - 12:32

Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Partners: KU Leuven
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
In this method, we use rabbit monoclonal antibodies that are produced in vitro to identify xenografted human stem cell-derived hepatocytes in frozen murine liver slices. These recombinant antibodies were produced in vitro by cloning antibody genes for immune-specific heavy and light antibody chains

Last updated on: 16-10-2020 - 11:27

Contact: Joery De Kock
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Status: History of use