Worldwide attention for clinical study using cells from organoids

The organoid research performed by the Clevers' group at the Hubrecht Institute over the last decade has proven to be key to the development of mini salivary glands at the University Medical Center Groningen.

After years of research, the team of prof.dr. Rob Coppes at UMCG is ready to use the technique of harvesting cells from organoids of human salivary glands and using them for the treatment of patients in a new clinical research study. A milestone for patients with xerostomia (dry mouth), a condition in which the salivary glands do not produce enough saliva to keep the mouth wet. Xerostomia is often a side effect of radiation therapy for cancer.

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