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Impact report of academic health research

In the just released ASTP-Proton Impact Report 2015, 11 stories can be found about developments in the area of life sciences and healthcare that have led to products that have reached the market and now actually benefit patients and society. One of the articles featured concerns Glybera, the first gene therapy product ever to reach the market that was developed by uniQure, based on an invention made a.o. by Prof. Kastelein at the Academic Medical Center. Another story is about the Cassini, a diagnostic device that offers ‘true corneal shape analysis’ for better outcomes in diagnosis and corrective procedures such as refractive surgery, cataract surgery, and corneal transplant. The Cassini technology is an invention of VUmc. Please click here to read the whole story behind this development and how the technology transfer people were involved in the early stage.