11 March 2021
European Commission Horizon 2020 FET Open

Multi-million euro grant for the development of in vitro kidney models by MERLN

In the coming years, scientists from Maastricht University will focus on the development of bioprinted models of human kidney tissue. These models will be combined with advanced organ-on-a-chip platforms. This combination of technologies will allow microphysiological models to be built to do research into chronic and acute kidney failure. The researchers have received a €3 million grant from the European Commission Horizon 2020 FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies programme (H2020-FETOPEN-2020). The intention is that these techniques can be relevant for future research into other types of diseases and treatment innovations.