We would like to thank our sponsors, because without them we wouldn't have gotten this far on the incredible journey of iGEM.
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
The Eindhoven University of Technology is a relatively young (1956) university built from joint effort of industry, local government and academia. This spirit of collaboration is still the heart of the university. With studies ranging from Biomedical Engineering to Mathematics and Computer Science, the education focuses on fundamental as well as applied subjects. Globally, the TU/e meets the highest standards of education and research, supported by the outstanding partnerships with advanced industries.
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS)
The Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) aims to become the leading international multidisciplinary institute for research and education by combining the fields of mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, and engineering to understand complex molecular systems. To achieve this goal, the ICMS does not only perform top research, but also trains young scientists, organizes interdisciplinary science activities and provides an advanced study center.
Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)
Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), the global leader in nucleic acid synthesis, is a 2018 platinum level sponsor of the iGEM Competition. Besides sponsoring the competition, IDT has generously offered to provide each registered team with up to 20KB of its market leading gBlocks® Gene Fragments synthetic DNA products. Our team has used the gBlocks® as a basis for creating our constructs. For more information or ordering the gBlock® fragments, please visit the IDT website at https://eu.idtdna.com/pages/home.
Is a company specialised in all different kind of plasters. It is part of Hansaplast which is one of the world’s largest skin care brands. With more than 130 years of experience in skin care and one of the world’s most modern research centers, Beiersdorf stands for innovative and high-quality cosmetic products. For more information about Hansaplast and their products, please visit their site https://www.hansaplast.nl.
PAMM gave us financial support, but also helped us a lot with or research with Staphylococcus Aureus, which is a category 2 bacteria. Therefore, we were not allowed to work with that bacteria. PAMM has been testing our lysostaphin on plates with Staphylococcus Aureus for us. These experiments have been essential in proving that our lysostaphin is both secreted and able to kill the S. aureus bacteria.
PAMM foundation is a research center for medical microbiology and infectious diseases and for pathology in Veldhoven and Eindhoven. They collaborate with general practitioners and hospitals in the region, the Dutch national health institutes (GGD) and health facilities. As a prominent research institute, PAMM values innovation in its research field and is working on diagnostics, consultation and prevention of diseases. Visit them on http://www.pamm.nl
The Universiteitsfonds supported us financially. The Universiteitsfonds supports the University in education, research and culture by helping fund activities which otherwise would not be possible to realize. For more information you can visit their website here.
Pharmacosmos is a specialist in iron therapy. They develop, manufacture and market medicines for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in humans and animals. Furthermore, they are specialist in developing and producing advanced carbohydrates for pharmaceutical and technical uses. Pharmacosmos has been of great assistence to iGEM Eindhoven 2018 by supplying us with the pharmaceutical dextran required to synthesize the gel for our project. To see what other compounds Pharmacosmos provides, please visit their website at https://www.pharmacosmos.com/.
Royal DSM looks from a scientific point of view to health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences with innovative ideas, DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. For more information, visit them at https://www.dsm.com/corporate/home.html.
New England Biolabs
A supplier-of-choice for scientists across the globe, NEB offers the largest selection of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research. They sponsored us products for the Gibson assemblies. They sponsored us a NEBuilder® HiFi DNA Assembly Master Mix which we used for the Gibson assemblies, Q5® High-Fidelity 2X Master Mix for getting accurate PCR results and the Quick-Load® Purple 1kb Plus DNA Ladder. For over four decades, NEB has been shaping the landscape of bioscience research by discovering, developing and supporting superior research reagents. NEB offers the largest selection of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research. Restriction enzymes remain part of their core product portfolio. For more information you can contact the Biolabs website https://www.neb-online.fr/en/.
The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Dutch: Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu or simply RIVM), is a Dutch research institute that is an independent agency of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
RIVM performs tasks to promote public health and a safe living environment by conducting research and collecting knowledge worldwide. The results are used to support the Dutch government in formulating its policy. The primary tasks of the RIVM are:
- policy support
- national coordination
- intervention programmes
- provision of reliable information to the general public and to professionals working in health care, infectious diseases, the environment, nutrition and safety.
The RIVM helped us by giving us advice about the human practices but also by defining our problem and device. They made us aware that in every part and stage of the project safety is important. You can find more information on https://www.rivm.nl/..
BaseClear has been essential for iGEM Eindhoven 2018 by by giving us discount on DNA sequencing. BaseClear works with DNA, which is found everywhere on this planet. BaseClear has built up a strong expertise in DNA analysis of microorganisms. Also, they do a lot of research into microbial communities, e.g. which bacteria and fungi can be found in our intestines or on our skin. To sequence DNA, BaseClear offers both Sanger Sequencing and Next Generation Sequencing for optimal results. Visit https://www.baseclear.com/ for more information about BaseClear.
SnapGene created software for researchers to make cloning procedures easier, enabling researchers to better plan their cloning procedures. With SnapGene you can easily plan and simulate DNA manipulations, also you can easily visualize primer binding sites and automatically record the steps in a cloning project. For more information visit the SnapGene website http://www.snapgene.com/.
Hanegraaf Advies is an advisory organisation that specializes in advising, supporting and applying different funding programs. They are aiming to increase profit whilst decreasing the costs. Hanegraaf Advies can also help to internationalize your company. Visit their website at https://www.hanegraafadvies.nl/ for more information.
Nederlandse Brandwonden Stichting
The Dutch Foundation for Burn Wounds (Dutch: Nederlandse Brandwonden Stichting) is a foundation to help those who suffer from burn wounds. They aim to give the best care possible and provide them with the best possible quality of life. Also, they give tips and advice on how to prevent fires, how to keep little children safe and how to reduce pain when suffering from burn wounds. Visit them at https://brandwondenstichting.nl/.