Biomedical and digital Health
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Healthier people with biomedical and digital health
Healthcare costs are rising. We want to do something about it and we can. That is why we are relying on the latest technology, apps and data to make people healthier.
Our latest developments
TNO helps accelerate drug development through insight
To find the most effective interventions for complex metabolic diseases, we must first understand the dynamics of disease onset and progression. Only then can key targets and optimal therapeutic windows for more effective treatment be defined. We spoke with Anita van den Hoek, Research Scientist for TNO Metabolic Health, about how TNO helps pharmaceutical companies accelerate drug development through better understanding of disease pathways.
TNO proves method for effective pediatric drug development
Safe and effective drug dosing for young children come with their own challenges. Up to the age of 18, a child’s metabolism can change significantly. And in the first two years of life, those ontogenic differences can be rapid and dramatic. TNO published its findings from the first drug disposition (mass balance/metabolite profiling) study to conclusively prove that microtracing with accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is an effective way to collect clinical data in these young patients. This AMS technology can also be the key to building up more data on drug interventions in pregnant and lactating mothers.
TNO's view of 2030: 50% reduction in lifestyle-related diseases
We look ahead to 2030 and find out, among other things, how we can offer people a healthy environment and with a healthier lifestyle.