We aimed to optimize fibrin matrix composition in order to mimic human ovarian tissue architecture for human ovarian follicle encapsulation and grafting. Ultrastructure of fresh human ovarian cortex in age-related women (n = 3) and different fibrin formulations (F12.5/T1, F30/T50, F50/T50, F75/T75),

Last updated on: 10-09-2021 - 14:18

Organisation: UCLouvain
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
Quantum Dots (QDs) have been hypothesized as potential probes for the optical monitoring of electrogenic cell activity given their high optical absorption cross-sections compared to organic fluorophores, high brightness and low photobleaching. Despite the theoretical predictions, less than a handful

Last updated on: 04-08-2021 - 16:50

Contact: Stijn Jooken
Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
The response of sublingual epithelial cells to house dust mite allergen and potential tolerance-promoting adjuvants such as Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands and calcitriol was investigated using primary sublingual epithelial cells isolated from dogs and cultured in vitro. After 24-h incubation with

Last updated on: 07-04-2021 - 14:52

Contact: Eric Cox
Organisation: Ghent University
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
We used a 7-stage protocol to generate beta cells from human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) and evaluated whether these cells are responsive to the pro-inflammatory cytokines (IFNγ, IL-1β, or IFNα) that play a role in type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our data show that human iPSC-derived beta cells

Last updated on: 09-03-2021 - 21:30

Contact: Decio L. Eizirik
Organisation: Université libre de Bruxelles, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
The ERα CALUX transactivation assay is described in Annex 4 of the OECD TG 455. It uses the human U2OS cell line to detect estrogenic agonist and antagonist activity mediated through human estrogen receptor alpha (hERα).This test method is specifically designed to detect hERα-mediated

Last updated on: 04-03-2021 - 16:33

Contact: Cannot be disclosed
Organisation: VITO
Status: Validated by an external party (e.g. OECD, EURL ECVAM,…)
In vitro differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) or inducible pluripotent stem cells (IPS) to megakaryocytes and platelets using specific differentiation conditions (liquid and 3D media). CRISPR/cas mutagenesis of HSC or IPS to study the effect of gene depletion or specific mutants on

Last updated on: 12-02-2021 - 11:51

Contact: Kathleen Freson
Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: Still in development, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
This is a mathematical compartmental formulation of dose-effect synergy modelling for multiple therapies in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): antiangiogenic, immuno- and radiotherapy. The model formulates the dose-effect relationship in a unified context, with tumor proliferating rates and

Last updated on: 01-02-2021 - 14:32

Organisation: Ghent University
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
We have established organoid cultures from patient-derived ovarian cancer (OC), in particular from the most prevalent high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC). Testing multiple culture medium components identified neuregulin-1 (NRG1) as key factor in maximizing OC organoid development and growth,

Last updated on: 28-01-2021 - 11:08

Contact: Hugo Vankelecom
Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
We have developed multiple organoid models from a broad spectrum of endometrial pathologies that capture endometrial disease diversity and will provide powerful research models and drug screening and discovery tools. Organoids from endometriosis show disease-associated traits and cancer-linked

Last updated on: 28-01-2021 - 11:08

Contact: Hugo Vankelecom
Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
We have established organoids from mouse pituitary with the aim to generate a novel research model to study pituitary stem cell biology in both healthy and diseased glands. The organoids originated from the pituitary cells expressing the stem cell marker SOX2, were long-term expandable, displayed a

Last updated on: 28-01-2021 - 11:08

Contact: Hugo Vankelecom
Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal