Strategic alliance with TU/e
Since 2011, Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht and Technical University Eindhoven (TU/e) have formed a strategic alliance. This strengthens the existing links in research, education and knowledge valorisation.
The strategic alliance focuses on three major areas of research and education: sustainable energy, medical imaging and regenerative medicine.
Repairing damaged tissues or organs using the patient’s own living tissues and cells; this is the essence of regenerative medicine. Stem cells have a key role to play in this process. They provide the material for cultivating blood vessels, heart muscle or bone fragments. UMC Utrecht and TU/e are cooperating in the field of regenerative medicine. The group in Utrecht is keen to research tissue repair and the behavior of stem cells under conditions found in the body, for example under certain pressure or traction. The group in Eindhoven is able to simulate an environment in which such testing is possible.
Based on this research, a joint master Regenerative Medicine and Technology is offered. Also the Selective Utrecht Medical Master (SUMMA) is offered for physicians and medical researchers with an affinity for technology.
In alliance with TU/e, Utrecht University appointed Prof. Keita Ito as Professor of Mechanobiology in Orthopaedic Regenerative Medicine at University Medical Center Utrecht.
In addition to this cooperation, UU, UMCU and TU/e work with other universities and private partners in RegMed XB. In RegMed XB, research and clinical translation are integrated to quickly and optimally bring research results into patient solutions and new businesses.