consists of 3 research chairs: (1) Biomaterials and regenerative medicine, (2) (Bio)artificial organs, (3) Engineered therapeutics.
Its mission is:
- To provide innovative technological solutions to patients suffering from chronic and malignant diseases to gain a longer, better and healthier life.
- To provide excellent education to a new generation of professionals with interdisciplinary knowledge able to meet the needs for the next century related to patient treatment.
This mission is achieved through the application of state-of-the-art technologies at the interface of chemistry, biomaterials and membrane science, additive manufacturing, biofabrication, tissue engineering and nanomedicine. AOT combines unique expertise spanning the fields of (bio)artificial organs, targeted therapeutics and biomaterials and regenerative medicine. Our activities are embedded in challenging and interactive training programs for bachelor and master students and graduate and post-graduate students. We strive to implement innovative technologies from the benchtop to the clinic, and to valorize our findings via initiating new spin-off companies.
The University of Twente stands for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.
Within the TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology) of the University of Twente some 700 staff members and 2000 students are involved in training and research on the interface of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology, and technical medicine. Research, which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+ and TechMed centre. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.