The aim of these in vitro digestions is to simulate the gastrointestinal digestion of specific food sources and to identify metabolites that might be formed out of this food source by the residing microbiome. For this purpose, fecal samples will be collected from volunteers and will be prepared as

Last updated on: 12-11-2019 - 10:56

Contact: Lynn Vanhaecke
Organisation: Ghent University
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
Our lipidomics profiling and fingerprinting methodology enables the analysis of all lipids within a biological matrix. These lipids can then be compared between an individual or condition with a specific metabolic state and healthy controls to find biomarkers or pathways that can be related to

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 14:12

Contact: Lynn Vanhaecke
Organisation: Ghent University
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
Studying spermatogenesis in situ has led to the understanding that the 3D reorganization of testicular cells into an interstitial and tubular compartment is of enormous importance for germ cell differentiation. We will rely on 3D bioprinting technology which gives control over cell deposition and

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 14:09

Contact: Guillaume Richer
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Status: Still in development, Published in peer reviewed journal
VITO can offer expertise in animal-free methods for inhalation testing. VITO has an Air-Liquid Interface (ALI) platform with three ALI exposure modules: two commercial systems for bronchial studies and one in-house developed system for lower airway studies. At VITO ALI exposure modules, aerosol

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 14:08

Organisation: VITO
Partners: VITO
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
Cells are treated with compounds and after a specific incubation time the MTT reagent is added. In living cells, the MTT is reduced to the purple formazan. The amount of formazan is related to the amount of living cells. Next, the medium and MTT reagent are aspirated and DMSO is added after which

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 14:06

Contact: Yorick Janssens
Organisation: Ghent University
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
Transport kinetics accross the skin and/or mucosa is investigated using Franz diffusion cells and LC-UV/MS detection of the investigated molecule in the receptor compartment.

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 14:05

Contact: Yorick Janssens
Organisation: Ghent University
Status: Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
This work will be based on data describing the rat hindlimb kinematics obtained by X-Ray Reconstruction of Moving Morphology (XROMM) and ground reaction forces following destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM) and running. These data will be analyzed with multi-body dynamics to estimate the

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 14:02

Contact: Judith Piet
Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: Still in development
A compound of interest (e.g. new psychoactive substance, endocrine disrupting compound, ...) is incubated with human liver microsomes and liver cytosolic fractions to generate both Phase I and II metabolites. Samples are prepared for analysis using a simple method in order to avoid possible losses

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 14:01

Organisation: University of Antwerp
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
Follicle Biology Laboratory has developed a well characterized and standardized MOUSE in vitro follicle culture (IFC) system. In this system, early stage ovarian follicles are cultured in vitro under physiological hormone concentrations up to fertilizable and developmentally competent mature oocytes

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 14:00

Contact: Ellen Anckaert
Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal