Oxygen is of vital importance. In critical situations, the management of oxygenation is difficult. Many interventions during and after surgery and in intensive care are aimed at maintaining oxygen levels in organ cells. Until now, only indirect information about this has been available. As a result, what is the best treatment for the individual patient is often controversial. With Photonics Healthcare’s COMET system, it is now possible to measure oxygen availability directly in cells that require oxygen. In the AIMED COMET study, anesthesiologists are investigating how to improve cellular oxygen availability in the skin with common interventions. Sufficient oxygenation at the cellular level is an important step to prevent complications such as wound infections, and possibly organ failure. Both locations (AMC and VUmc) of Amsterdam UMC are participating in the AIMED COMET study led by Prof. Dr. Markus Hollmann and made possible in part by support from spin-off Photonics Healthcare, which is bringing an invention from Amsterdam UMC and ErasmusMC into clinical practice.
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Sem Vijverberg – PhD Candidate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – and University of Amsterdam PostDoc researcher Tijmen Bakker have been selected as participants in the Faculty of Impact, and will be taking part in an intensive two year program where ten ambitious scientists work with each other and with a selection of experts to conquer […]News
Anya Biotech, representing Amsterdam UMC, has won the second edition of the Proefdiervrij Venture Challenge on the 22nd of April 2022. Their winning innovation is based on research from the Department of Medical Biology at the AMC. The team takes home €25.000, – in prize money to kick-start their venture based on human heart models […]News