Integrating Technologies is about breaking down barriers between promising technological solutions and their actual use in the health-care process. It is as much about bridging the gap between a university-developed prototype and the wish of industry to have it clinically tested before developing it into a medical device, as it is about focussing our research on those fundamental aspects that are expected to bring about the big health innovations twenty years from now.
It is also about redesigning healthcare such that it can cater to each patient’s unique medical needs with a patient-individual Health Journey. A challenge the TU Delft design disciplines are eager and capable to pick up.
Lastly, it is about a systemic change towards fast-track innovations. Even for proven technology it is currently difficult to claim its rightful place in a fragmented healthcare system traversed by myriad Health Journeys.
All of this is accelerated by the recent convergence between TU Delft, Erasmus MC and Erasmus University.
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Nature publication on loops, flags and tension in DNATwo protein complexes carry the major responsibility for the spatial organisation of chromosomes in our cell nuclei. DNA tension plays a surprising role in this. Together with Austrian colleagues, nanoscientist Cees Dekker and his PhD candidate Roman Barth of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at TU Delft now publish how they have visualised this in detail in Nature on April 19.
TU Delft researchers shed new light on the motor of DNA replicationDNA replication is the process whereby cells make an exact copy of their DNA before cell division. A key part of the intricate DNA replication machinery is a molecular motor called CMG, which has the vital task of separating the two strands of the DNA double helix so that they can be copied. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from TU Delft has now developed a new methodology to assemble and image the motion of CMG with unprecedented resolution.
New CardioVascular Biomechanics Lab presents golden opportunity for engineers, physicians and patients alikeDelftse wetenschappers en studenten die onderzoek doen naar de biomechanica van het hart en bloedvaten werken samen met cardiologen, neurologen en radiologen van het Erasmus MC in het CardioVascular Biomechanics Lab (CVBL). Ze werken dagelijks aan biomechanische vraagstukken op het gebied van hart -en vaatziekten en blijken daarbij van onschatbare waarde voor elkaar.
From The Start: The Early Design Bird Gets The Remanufacturing WormThe circular economy. Sustainability. Refurbishment. Remanufacturing. Recycling. We hear these buzzwords used all the time when talking about how humanity needs to lessen its impact on the planet. For her PhD research, Nina Boorsma looked into how to get companies to make more sustainable products and found that the process needs to start early.
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