Fever-inducing substances need to be traced in medical packaging material. To do so, in the past, rabbits were often exposed to these substances. Causing enormous amounts of animal suffering. Nowadays this test has been largely replaced by the so-called LAL (Limulus amebocyte lysate) test, which

Last updated on: 09-02-2022 - 16:11

Contact: Eddy-Tim Verjans
Organisation: CellSine
Status: Still in development
The lack of a continuous in vitro culture system for P. vivax has made it impossible to genetically engineer P. vivax for mechanistic research studies. One alternative that is being used is the infection of non-human primates, however this is restricted to few laboratories across the world. An

Last updated on: 08-02-2022 - 14:04

Organisation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp
Partners: Royal Veterinary College
Status: Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
Reflex tests on fish which are used to determine the stress state and survival rate after discards must be correctly conducted and interpreted, and therefore require training. Thanks to ILVO research on the use of video and crowdsourcing (product improvement based on the knowledge and skills of

Last updated on: 07-02-2022 - 09:25

Contact: Cannot be disclosed
Organisation: Instituut voor Landbouw-, Visserij- en Voedingsonderzoek (ILVO), NOAA
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
In the early phases of the design cycle of structural heart devices, choosing which prototype to develop can be complicated. There are a lot of unknowns to contend with. FEops’ simulation technology helps fill in these blanks. It gives product developers computational simulations that let them

Last updated on: 01-02-2022 - 13:17

Contact: Cannot be disclosed
Organisation: FEops
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
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
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
In the skillslab, dummy models and simulators are used for teaching various clinical skills such as sutures, injections, … The veterinarians in training start with practising basic skills such as handling animals, and progress over the years to perform more complex procedures on simulators such as

Last updated on: 08-10-2021 - 16:17

Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Status: History of use, Internally validated
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
Quantum Dots (QDs) have been hypothesized as potential probes for the optical monitoring of electrogenic cell activity given their high optical absorption cross-sections compared to organic fluorophores, high brightness and low photobleaching. Despite the theoretical predictions, less than a handful

Last updated on: 04-08-2021 - 16:50

Contact: Stijn Jooken
Organisation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal