Advances in cell culture methods allowed 3D culture of gut epithelial cells derived from adult intestinal epithelial stem cells in mice and humans. We show that starting from crypts cultured in an extracellular matrix hydrogel together with essential growth factors, gut organoids can be grown from

Last updated on: 20-01-2022 - 16:14

Contact: Bert Devriendt
Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Status: Still in development, Published in peer reviewed journal
Lung cancer thrives in a complex multicellular tumor microenvironment (TME) that impacts tumor growth, metastasis, response, and resistance to therapy. While orthotopic murine lung cancer models can partly recapitulate this complexity, they do not resonate with high-throughput immunotherapeutic drug

Last updated on: 20-01-2022 - 16:13

Contact: Cleo Goyvaerts
Partners: Institut Curie
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
The GENOMARK tool in metabolically competent human HepaRG cells is based on the transcriptomic results obtained with 12 genotoxic (in vivo positive results) and 12 non-genotoxic (in vivo negative results) reference compounds. Genotoxic compounds were selected to cover different mechanisms of action

Last updated on: 06-11-2021 - 15:27

Contact: Anouck Thienpont
Status: Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
The in vitro micronucleus test is a genotoxicity test for the detection of micronuclei in the cytoplasm of interphase cells and has been described in detail in OECD TG 487. Micronuclei may originate from acentric chromosome fragments (i.e. lacking a centromere), or whole chromosomes that are unable

Last updated on: 05-11-2021 - 15:53

Contact: Birgit Mertens
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal, Validated by an external party (e.g. OECD, EURL ECVAM,…)
The cardiorespiratory model reproduces human physiology with a high level of fidelity. It is a lumped parameter model including a representation of atria, ventricles, pulmonary and systemic circulations, autonomic controls, metabolic peripheral control, ventilation and gas exchange in tissues and

Last updated on: 21-10-2021 - 10:07

Contact: Libera Fresiello
Organisation: Cannot be disclosed
Partners: Cannot be disclosed
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
Advances in three-dimensional (3D) culture techniques have shown several advantages over 2D cultures, especially by more accurately mimicking the in vivo environment. This has led to improved reproducibility and reliability of experimental results, which are important criteria in disease modelling

Last updated on: 14-10-2021 - 16:59

Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Status: Still in development, Published in peer reviewed journal
We aimed to optimize fibrin matrix composition in order to mimic human ovarian tissue architecture for human ovarian follicle encapsulation and grafting. Ultrastructure of fresh human ovarian cortex in age-related women (n = 3) and different fibrin formulations (F12.5/T1, F30/T50, F50/T50, F75/T75),

Last updated on: 10-09-2021 - 14:18

Organisation: Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
The response of sublingual epithelial cells to house dust mite allergen and potential tolerance-promoting adjuvants such as Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands and calcitriol was investigated using primary sublingual epithelial cells isolated from dogs and cultured in vitro. After 24-h incubation with

Last updated on: 07-04-2021 - 14:52

Contact: Eric Cox
Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
We used a 7-stage protocol to generate beta cells from human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) and evaluated whether these cells are responsive to the pro-inflammatory cytokines (IFNγ, IL-1β, or IFNα) that play a role in type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our data show that human iPSC-derived beta cells

Last updated on: 09-03-2021 - 21:30

Contact: Decio L. Eizirik
Organisation: Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Indiana Biosciences Research Institute
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
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: 12-02-2021 - 11:51

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