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Artificial Placenta Mini Symposium

Last month the Artificial Placenta Mini Symposium took place! PLS members met for the first time to look at the development of an artificial placenta from different perspectives. A big thank you to Mike Seed, Christoph Haller, and Janna Morrison. Till next time!   Mike Seed:  Division Head, Cardiology, Cardiac Radiologist, Associate Professor of Paediatrics University of…

PLS researchers received valuable feedback from obstetricians on consortium’s first concept of the Perinatal Life Support (PLS) System

PLS researchers received valuable feedback from obstetricians on consortium’s first concept of the Perinatal Life Support (PLS) System The first prototype concepts of the PLS system are here! In March of 2022 a workshop was held to gather feedback from 9 obstetricians on the first concepts for a prototype of the PLS system. During this…

PLS researchers featured on Dutch television

PLS researchers featured on Dutch television In December 2021, PLS researchers Jasmijn and Lyla were invited to a Dutch talkshow which did a feature episode on life in the future.  Scheefgroei is a Dutch television series of talk shows, broadcast by BNNVARA starting in 2021. It is presented by Jeroen Pauw, with contributions from investigative…

Third annual PLS consortium meeting

Third annual PLS consortium meeting PLS Consortium MeetingPLS Consortium Meeting Previous Next On the 4th and 5th of October, the third consortium meeting of the international project “Perinatal Life Support (PLS)” was held in Aken, Germany. The PLS Advocate Advisory Board (AAB) and the PLS Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) were also present. The AAB got…

PLS at Dutch Design Week

PLS at Dutch Design Week In October The PLS consortium participated in the Dutch Design week: the largest events in the Netherlands about technology, innovation and design. Key objective of participating in the Dutch Design Week, was to receive input on the concept of an incubator 2.0, as it is a completely new, disruptive and…

PLS researchers present their latest work at recent conferences

PLS researchers present their latest work at recent conferences PLS researchers Bettine van Willigen and Juliette van Haren recently represented the project at ESPNIC2021 and XXVII European Congress of Perinatal Medicine, and gave presentations about their latest work. Read more here! Arielle, the digital twin The PLS system is being developed to increase chances of…

Researchers found spin-off developing ‘incubator 2.0’

Researchers found spin-off developing ‘incubator 2.0’ Photographer: Juliette van Haren. Research Juliette van Haren MSc, dr. Frank L.M. DelbressinePhotographer: Lyla Kok. Research Juliette van Haren MSc, Dr Frank L.M. DelbressinePhotographer: Lyla Kok. Lifetec Lab, one of the partners in the European PLS consortiumImage Reasearch into the Digital Twin model by Bettine van Willigen, MSc (TU/e)…

Get to know Juno!

Get to know Juno! Juno Perinatal Healthcare is a spin-off company of and companion to the PLS project. The startup was founded in July 2021 by engineers Jasmijn and Lyla Kok, medical engineer Beatrijs van der Hout, technician physician dr. Myrthe van der Ven, and Gynecologist prof. dr. Guid Oei. Juno aims to ensure that…

New publication

Accuracy of homogeneous models for photon diffusion in estimating neonatal cerebral hemodynamics by TD-NIRS Authors: Amendola, Caterina; Spinelli, Lorenzo; Contini, Davide; De Carli, Agnese; Martinelli, Cesare; Fumagalli, Monica; Torricelli, Alessandro.  Abstract: We assessed the accuracy of homogenous (semi-infinite, spherical) photon diffusion models in estimating absolute hemodynamic parameters of the neonatal brain in realistic scenarios (ischemia,…