For the risk assessment of compounds migrating from food contact materials (FCM), information on the exposure to the migrant as well as its possible hazards is needed. To support the evaluation of both starting products and NIAS from plastic FCM, the VERMEER FCM tool has been developed within the

Last updated on: 29-11-2022 - 14:46

Organisation: Sciensano
Status: Internally validated
This method describes the generation of porcine testicular organoids using piglet testicular cells seeded in a testicular extracellular matrix (tECM) hydrogel. To generate the solublized tECM hydrogel, porcine immature testicular tissues (ITTs) were dissected in small fragments and decellularized in

Last updated on: 04-11-2022 - 08:20

Contact: Marc Kanbar
Organisation: Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
These are the general guidelines on sample input requirements to successfully start our RIBO-seq procedures: Cell lines in suspension: pellet of 10 – 50 M snap frozen cells. The pre-treatment and collection specifications are also mentioned in our pre-processing protocol. Adherent cell lines

Last updated on: 21-10-2022 - 10:33

Contact: Zarel Martinez
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
The in vitro rumen fermentation technique is used to simulate the rumen function/fermentation. The rumen is the first compartment of the digestive tract of ruminants, in which feed - consumed by ruminants - is fermented by rumen microbes. For optimal fermentation, the rumen provides an anaerobic

Last updated on: 14-10-2022 - 11:37

Contact: Veerle Fievez
Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
ZeptoWard is a Machine Learning solution (AI) which identifies the ADMET properties of compounds. It can accurately predict over 80 properties related to absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and toxicity properties, how a specific compound or combination of compounds will perform. It can

Last updated on: 29-08-2022 - 10:03

Contact: Segolene Martin
Organisation: Kantify
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
ZeptoHit is a technology based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) which accelerates hit discovery. With only a protein sequence as information, ZeptoHit can quickly and efficiently recommend promising hits, without any limitations. Its search for promising compounds goes much beyond chemical structures

Last updated on: 29-08-2022 - 09:57

Contact: Segolene Martin
Organisation: Kantify
Status: Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
The tri-dimensional (3D) culture protocols allow isolation and culture of gastric epithelial antral and intestinal stem cells to efficiently generate organoids that recapitulate the mature pyloric and intestinal epithelium in vitro and foetal epithelial progenitors of these tissues growing as

Last updated on: 16-08-2022 - 10:57

Organisation: Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
For therapeutic or reporter molecules to be effective for therapy or imaging applications, proper accumulation of the compounds in the tissue of interest is required, with minimal accumulation in undesired organs to avoid toxic side-effects and increase bioavailability. After initial in vitro

Last updated on: 09-08-2022 - 16:34

Contact: Sophie Hernot
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Status: History of use
The main objective of this research project is to create the first full-thickness cornea-on-chip, which comprises a 3D construct with every cellular layer of the cornea. This construct is embedded in a microfluidic chip with two channels that are continuously perfused. The epithelial side of the

Last updated on: 27-07-2022 - 09:35

Contact: Joris Van Meenen
Organisation: University of Antwerp (UAntwerpen)
Status: Still in development
In vitro differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) or inducible pluripotent stem cells (IPS) to megakaryocytes and platelets using specific differentiation conditions (liquid and 3D media). CRISPR/cas mutagenesis of HSC or IPS to study the effect of gene depletion or specific mutants on

Last updated on: 26-05-2022 - 10:41

Contact: Kathleen Freson
Organisation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
Status: Still in development, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal