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Ever imagined what you would look like without the firm matrices produced by a large variety of cells? Exactly, like a sophisticated jelly fish! This immediately underlines the importance of the Dutch Society for Matrix Biology.

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News from our Members


Dr. HagemeijerOn March 12th Chella, Dr. Hagemeijer, defended her thesis entitled 'Patient centered strategies to prevent osteoarthritis after meniscus injury'. 

Within the scope of her thesis, Dr. Hagemeijer has contributed to the understanding of meniscus tissue, the development of meniscus tears, and the long-term results of currently available treatments, while demonstrating different options to improve meniscus regeneration.



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Annual Meeting 2020:


The NVMB board have taken the regrettable decision to cancel the 2020 NVMB Annual Meeting that was scheduled to be held on 7&8th May. In line with the current government regulations it will not be possible to bring our members together at this time.

The NVMB board will continue to monitor the government and employers of our members’ regulations before deciding how best to facilitate a gathering of our members later in the year.

The board will also look for the best way to ensure we are able to inform our members of the societies activities for regulatory reporting purposes. As soon as further information is available we will inform all members via our website and other appropriate means of communication.


News from our Members


OctoDr. Rudnik-Jansenber 22nd Imke, Dr. Rudnik-Jansen, succesfully defended her thesis entitled 'Applicability of corticosteroid releasing microspheres in degenerative joint diseases'. 


Within the scope of this thesis Dr. Rudnik-Jansen investigated the applicability of local controlled release of corticosteroids for prolonged inhibition of inflammation, pain and progression of osteoarthritis and low back pain. An important topic in view of increasing number of patients that suffer most from pain and consequently diminished mobility.


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