Newsletter TEDD «Tissue Engineering for Drug Developpment and Substance Testing»
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TEDD Competence Centre
Dear Colleagues,
April welcomes us with excellent weather and exciting news. TEDD joined ALTEX as the member to further support the integration of 3R initiative. This month we feature as Highlights two companies: UPM and Cellbox Solutions. We wish you a beautiful spring full of new ideas and productive collaborations.
With kind regards
ZHAW Competence Centre TEDD
TEDD supports 3R with ALTEX
TEDD Competence Centre recently joined ALTEX Edition as a member institution. Members may publish a Corner accompanied by their logo in ALTEX to inform the community of their current 3Rs related activities at no further cost. Example of Corner

The journal ALTEX – Alternatives to Animal Experimentation publishes open access academic articles on the development and implementation of alternatives to the use of animals for scientific purposes and informs on international developments in this field. ALTEX is the official organ of CAAT, CAAT-Europe, the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Chairs, EUSAAT and t4.

We invite TEDD members to submit their related 3R activities and news to The submission deadline is 2nd June 2019.
Submit to ALTEX Corner
TERMIS-EU 2019 meeting to be held from the 27.-31. May 2019. The theme of the meeting is ‘Tissue Engineering Therapies: From concept to clinical translation and commercialisation’. The meeting is highly important to scientists, clinicians and industries interested in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine therapies that aspire to revolutionise healthcare with their reparative capacity.
Upcoming TEDD Events
27.-31. May 2019
06. June 2019
24. October 2019
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UPM provides animal free, bio-friendly hydrogels and other biomedical solutions extracted from birch wood. GrowDex® is ready to use, room temperature stable hydrogel that mimics the extracellular matrix (ECM), supporting cell growth and differentiation with consistent results.
Cellbox Solutions
Are you tired of massive drawbacks due to insufficient cell transport conditions? You wanna get your cells to the destination safe and sound? #CELLBOX is the first portable incubator with a controlled temperature and CO2 environment for the transport of living cells and biological structures under laboratory conditions. Join now. Your cells deserve it.
UPM joins European Organ-on-a-chip consortium
UPM is part of a new European research network that is developing innovative biomedical technology called ‘organ-on-a-chip. The technology is believed to have great potential for pharmaceutical research and personalized medicine.
Call from the AO Development Incubator
The AO Development Incubator (AODI) foster ideas that support promoting excellence in patient care and outcomes in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders by supporting inventors with the finances and know-how they need to build and project plans towards a proof of concept (PoC). Deadline is 30th April 2019.
Three-dimensional cell culture: from evolution to revolution.
Interesting publication: Alhaque S, Themis M, Rashidi H. Three-dimensional cell culture: from evolution to revolution. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2018 Jul 5;373(1750). pii: 20170216. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0216. Review.
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