We study the influence of food parameters on the digestive kinetics of diverse nutrients throughout the upper gastrointestinal tract. For this, we use a static in vitro digestion protocol based on the standardized, consensus method recommended by the INFOGEST consortium. Briefly, the food is first

Last updated on: 31-03-2020 - 21:01

Contact: Tara Grauwet
Organisation: KU Leuven
Partners: INFOGEST consortium
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
The objective of this ex-vivo model is to study the initial pulp-tissue reaction of the human pulp tissue to different pulp-capping materials. Methodology: Freshly-extracted (mainly due to orthodontic reasons) healthy human teeth (impacted third molars) from young individuals (15-20 years old)

Last updated on: 24-03-2020 - 16:32

Contact: Mariano Pedano
Organisation: KU Leuven
Partners: Aix-Marseille University
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
Design and fabrication of microfluidic devices that allow manipulation and analysis of (single) cells. Droplet-based as well as digital microfluidics can be applied and are suitable for a wide variety of (non-adherent) cells. Different materials can be used for the fabrication of the microfluidic

Last updated on: 10-03-2020 - 14:54

Contact: Cannot be disclosed
Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: Still in development, Published in peer reviewed journal
Organotypic epithelial raft cultures accurately reproduce the process of epithelial differentiation in vitro and can be prepared from normal keratinocytes, explanted epithelial tissue, or established cell lines. Normal primary human keratinocytes (PHKs) stratify and fully differentiate in a manner

Last updated on: 04-03-2020 - 14:34

Contact: Graciela Andrei
Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
This white-box model uses energy partitioning throughout the lifetime of dairy animals (growth, lactation, gestation, ...) to simulate reproduction performance, lifetime length, production performance etc. The method is developed by dr. Olivier Martin at INRAE, MoSAR, Paris.

Last updated on: 04-03-2020 - 14:23

Contact: Cannot be disclosed
Organisation: Cannot be disclosed
Status: History of use, Published in peer reviewed journal
Brain from treated and not treated mice is collected after death. Tissue is fixed in 4% PFA for 4 days. After specific cutting (ex. L and R hemisphere) tissue is placed in a cassette. Cassette is placed in Tissue Processor (where water from the tissue is removed and replaced with paraffin). Brain is

Last updated on: 04-03-2020 - 14:20

Contact: Cannot be disclosed
Organisation: KU Leuven, KU Leuven
Status: History of use, Internally validated
This is a method to study host-microbe interaction in the upper respiratory tract. A physiologically representative epithelial structure, with mucin producing and ciliated cells, is obtained by culturing respiratory epithelial cells at air-liquid interface in Transwell inserts. Optionally,

Last updated on: 28-02-2020 - 10:51

Organisation: Ghent University
Status: Still in development, History of use, Internally validated, 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: 14-02-2020 - 12:54

Contact: Libera Fresiello
Organisation: Cannot be disclosed
Partners: Cannot be disclosed
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
We have developed and validated yeast models to study aspects related to protein folding diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. These models allow to gain further insight in the cellular processes involved in the etiology of these disorders and as such identify potential new bio-markers

Last updated on: 11-02-2020 - 11:17

Contact: Joris Winderickx
Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
Patient-derived explants of prostate cancer provide an ex vivo model that retains the architecture and microenvironment of the native tissue. It enables the evaluation of drug responses on individual patient’s tumors ex vivo without passaging in animals. It is compatible with all molecular analysis

Last updated on: 07-02-2020 - 15:55

Contact: Johan Swinnen
Organisation: KU Leuven
Partners: University of Adelaide
Status: History of use, Published in peer reviewed journal