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Danielle Curfs

Manager InSciTe Biomedical Program, Chemelot InSciTe


11:30 - 12:45 hours
From innovation to implementation

Daniëlle studied Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Maastricht. After obtaining her PhD on the topic of Environmental Carcinogens and Atherogenesis in 2005, she started working as a research fellow in a public-private partnership (UM, Organon, SenterNovem) on the development of fast screening methods for target genes in atherosclerosis and the role of macrophages in inflammation and atherosclerosis.
In 2009 she transferred to the BioMedical Materials (BMM) program, a Dutch public private partnership. Here she worked as program coordinator for the cardiovascular, nephrology and drug delivery projects. Moreover, she fulfilled the role of communications manager for BMM.
In 2013 her activities moved to the DSM Innovation Center where she combined the role of project director of DSM’s Science & Technology platform Health with the setup of Chemelot InSciTe. As of 2015 Danielle is fulltime heading InSciTe’s Biomedical program where she developed the Biomedical Accelerator Matrix concept.


How to Accelerate from patent to patient
Too many lab-proven (medical) concepts never reach the patient. The (Bio)medical Accelerator Matrix was developed to increase the chances of success. The Matrix provides a work-learning environment with the necessary infrastructural, technical and quality elements crucial in the translation and acceleration of concepts to patients. Via a plug and play service menu clients, being it companies or entrepreneurial academics, choose those elements they need to develop their lab-proven concept to first-in-man.
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