Accelerating a medical breakthrough for 500 million lung patients

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Back to nature: how farm milk prevents asthma

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Stem cells have the brilliant ability to repair what’s lost

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Accelerate groundbreaking research

We all hope and dream to live long, healthy lives. But severe chronic lung diseases such as COPD and asthma threaten this dream for 500 million people. Already, COPD is the third cause of death worldwide. One day, researchers will find cures and preventive treatments. Crucial solutions that can and will become available much sooner when we join forces internationally. LONGFONDS | Accelerate has made this possible. Join us today.


  • Asthma prevention

    How much does it take? Research uncovers farm milk’s protective force


    Farm milk can protect young children from getting asthma. Prof.dr. Erika von Mutius is eager to show how the protection works and help create protective milk products.

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  • Lung regeneration

    Animation of the mini-lung, a breakthrough for lung damage repair


    The mini-lung is crucial for finding a solution to lung damage, such as in the severe lung disease COPD. In this video, we show how the mini-lung could provide a medical breakthrough!

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Research projects

LONGFONDS | Accelerate focuses on asthma prevention and lung regeneration. Find out more about the groundbreaking research and the great promise.


Chronic lung disease causes 10.000 deaths each day


500 million people suffer from chronic lung disease


2.800 children hospitalized with breathing difficulties each year

in the Netherlands