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 worldwide. Within 10 years, COPD will be the third cause of death worldwide according to the WHO. 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.


  • Lung regeneration

    Unique: ask your questions to Hans Clevers on 23 November


    Register now for the webinar on Tuesday 23 November from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM on the discovery of the mini-organs and how they are (already) changing the medical field.

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  • Lung regeneration

    New release: LONGFONDS Talk on mini-organs and the mini-lung


    The groundbreaking research performed by Hans Clevers and his team at the Hubrecht Institute in the first decade of this century was pivotal for the development of organoids. > Read more

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