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Pivot Park sponsors iGEM TU Eindhoven team to address inflammatory bowel disease 

In a promising development, the iGEM TU Eindhoven team, known for their innovation and excellence, has secured sponsorship from Pivot Park for iGEM’s groundbreaking project focused on tackling inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 

Last year, the iGEM TU Eindhoven team achieved a remarkable feat by clinching victory in the finals of the prestigious #IGEM Grand Jamboree. This year the 2023 team has set their sights on a vital healthcare challenge — IBD. This challenge afflicts approximately 4.9 million individuals worldwide, causing gut inflammation and debilitating symptoms. 

The prevailing treatments for IBD present a significant challenge, as they impact the entire body, leading to undesirable side effects. The iGEM TU Eindhoven team recognizes this urgent need for improved treatment options and has embarked on a mission to design a revolutionary approach. 

Their ambitious plan involves creating a modular platform comprising engineered probiotics that are both cost-effective and safe. This platform not only holds the potential to transform IBD treatment but also offers a versatile solution for a spectrum of bowel diseases. 

About iGEM TU Eindhoven

iGEM TU Eindhoven is a student team that yearly participates in the world’s largest International Genetic Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition (350+ teams, 40+ teams). Each year, the team tackles a real-world problem using genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Together with input from stakeholders we design, build, test, and measure a biological system using interchangeable biological parts and standard molecular biology techniques.

Pivot Park Captains' Dinner

10 years ago, Pivot Park opened its doors to the world. Thanks to your commitment, support and confidence, we have been able to grow it into the successful and innovative biopharmaceutical campus it is today.

Now it’s time to celebrate!

We are therefore delighted to invite you – along with all your fellow CEOs at Pivot Park – to a special night out featuring inspiring art, a wonderful dinner and lots of opportunities to network and exchange ideas.

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For the first time, the artist shows a cross-section of his work, from Narrow Furniture to One Minute Sculptures, within the walls of a historic building. Villa Constance, a former home that today houses Museum Jan Cunen, is not only a location but also part of the conversation. Because what exactly is a house?


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