Our polar metabolomics profiling and fingerprinting methodology applies ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to hybrid quadrupole-Orbitrap high resolution mass spectrometry. Both the instrumental method, as well as generic extraction protocols for colon tissue, cell cultures, urine,

Last updated on: 12-11-2019 - 11:13

Contact: Lynn Vanhaecke
Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Status: Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
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 (UGent)
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 (UGent)
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
Aortic aneurysms consist of a localized dilatation of the aorta resulting from compromised structural integrity and are characterized by a diameter increase of at least 50% compared to a reference diameter. When left untreated, aneurysms tend to progressively enlarge, with an increased risk of

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

Contact: Nele Famaey
Organisation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
Partners: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) , Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
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: Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO)
Partners: Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO)
Status: History of use, Internally validated, 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:
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
Three-dimensional (3D) lung epithelial cell models mimic key aspects of the parental tissue, including apical-basolateral polarity and barrier function (Barrila et al. 2010, PMID: 20948552). These 3D cultures are generated using the rotating wall vessel (RWV) bioreactor system, allowing host cells

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 13:59

Contact: Aurélie Crabbé
Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
The Galleria mellonella assay makes use of larvae of the Greater Wax Moth. G. mellonella larvae are injected with a small amount of microorganisms, and survival can easily be followed for up to 1 week. This allows to compare virulence between different organisms. Alternatively, after injection of

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 13:58

Contact: Tom Coenye
Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
The C. elegans assay can be used to study the virulence of various microorganisms, and can be used to evaluate the antimicrobial effect of drugs or drug candidates. The two main outcome parameters are (i) survival of C. elegans and (ii) microbial load.

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 13:57

Contact: Tom Coenye
Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
Hyper Polarized (HP) MR allows to considerably increase the sensitivity (>10.000) of MR spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging. The hyperpolarized molecule can be injected at room temperature to a cell system or an in vivo model and its metabolism can be followed over a few minutes.The technique

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 13:56

Organisation: Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal