NWO grant for Bakker, Van Ruijven, Bisschop and Bravenboer

Astrid Bakker and Leo van Ruijven (ACTA), Peter Bisschop (AMC), and Nathalie Bravenboer (VUmc) received an “Investment Grant NWO Medium” of €341,000 for a high resolution X-ray microtomograph with material testing stage.

This apparatus can be used for 3-dimensional nano-imaging of bone and engineered tissue. The new imaging possibilities provided by this state-of-the-art tomographic scanner allows MOVE to maintain its leading role in the international field of bone research by enhancing the understanding of how bone strength can be optimally preserved, or repaired in case of failure.