Utrecht Platform for Organoid Technology

How can the use of organoid models be optimised and improved in order to develop organoid-based tests for personalised medicine?
Onno Kranenburg & Madelon Maurice, co-chairs UPORT

Organoid culturing methods represent a major scientific breakthrough, allowing researchers to generate ‘mini-organs’ in a dish for studying fundamental biological processes in health and disease. The technology has also entered the clinical arena, where organoid-based tests are starting to be used for personalised treatment.

Stable framework for tissue acquisition

To fully exploit organoid technology the Utrecht Platform for Organoids Technology (UPORT) provides a stable framework for rapid and standardised tissue acquisition and processing. Besides this the hub also supports the generation and analysis of novel organoid-based model systems with valorisation potential and clinical relevance.