Life Sciences Incubator at Utrecht Science Park one of the 25 best Biotech incubators in Europe
20 april 2021

The Life Sciences Incubator at Utrecht Science Park is one of the 25 best Biotech incubators in Europe for emerging life science start-ups. The ranking is published by the renowned Labiotech.eu and highlights the importance of the Life Sciences Incubator building at the park.

P-Olympos to be modular, circular and energy-producing
20 april 2021

In order to meet the parking needs at Utrecht Science Park, it has been decided to expand the P-Olympos parking facility. A four-storey above-ground parking garage will be built on the current Olympos car park which can accommodate 320 cars. The expansion is in line with the ambition to make the city centre area car-free with more space for cyclists and pedestrians. As of Wednesday 21 April the car park will be out of use and we will start the construction work. These are expected to last until mid-November 2021.

Sportcentrum Olympos: Outdoor sports programmes and free online workouts
16 april 2021

With all the COVID measures in place, it is a challenge to stay active. Are you fed up with being stuck indoors, working and studying for long hours on end? Do you sit a lot and find that you sometimes feel sluggish, tense and less fit?

Celebratory opening of Prodigy for local CAR-T production Princess Máxima Center
15 april 2021

CAR-T cells are currently still produced abroad, but this is set to change. This week the Prodigy, a machine for making CAR-T cells, was given a celebratory welcome in Utrecht. With this, the Máxima takes an important step toward offering this treatment more quickly and efficiently for children with cancer.

Research at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht: Using artificial intelligence to predict chemical safety
15 april 2021

To develop artificial intelligence that detects the hazardous properties of chemicals and can predict their toxic effects in humans: this is the goal of an international research project in which researchers from the Innovative Testing in Life Sciences & Chemistry research group are participating. According to the researchers, toxicological research based on artificial intelligence is both more accurate and more future-proof than research using laboratory animals.

First patient-derived organoid model for cervical cancer
15 april 2021

Researchers from the group of Hans Clevers developed the first patient-derived organoid model for cervical cancer. They also modelled the healthy human cervix using organoids. In close collaboration with the UMC Utrecht, Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology and the Netherlands Cancer Institute, the researchers used the organoid-based platform to study sexually transmitted infections for a herpes virus. The model can potentially also be used to study the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is one of the main causes of cervical cancer. The results were published in Cell Stem Cell on the 13th of April.

GenDx and Utrecht University Museum conclude sponsorship agreement on museum renovation
14 april 2021

Utrecht University Museum (UMU: Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht) has long been the place where society and science meet. The museum's success is reflected in its visitor numbers, which have risen sharply in recent years, from 20,000 in 1996 to 75,000 in 2019.