In December 2012 DSM and UMC Utrecht announced a multi-year research collaboration. UMC Utrecht makes cardiac valve prototypes with fiber developed by DSM. The prototype is made for and tested in larger coronary arteries. The fibers are placed at the disposal of the UMC Utrecht.
The multi-year research will be carried out through the department of Experimental Cardiology at the UMC Utrecht. UtrechtVC/UtrechtHoldings has made agreements with the associated parties about eventual discoveries that materialise from the research. Thereby it has been determined that eventual discoveries can continue to be developed without hindrances. This way, in the future they can be effectively clinically applied.
Start project: December 2013
Goal: Research collaboration between UMC Utrecht and DSM
Role Utrecht Holdings: Contract negotiations and project guidance