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Arjan van der Plaats of Organ Assist

How do we get more donor organs? The first thing that comes to mind for many is by encouraging more people to register themselves as organ donors, in life or death. However, what if we significantly increase the condition of already available organs to increase the supply? A solution to the latter is provided by the TopDutch talented startup Organ Assist.

About Organ Assist

Organ Assist keeps donor organs alive

With their groundbreaking technology, Organ Assist has increased the number of organs available for transplantation by tens of percent. It keeps organs alive and even increases their condition. Why has it taken until relatively recently before becoming possible? What’s Organ Assist’s secret? Find out from our friends at Northern Knowledge.


About Northern Knowledge

Northern Knowledge – an initiative of the University of Groningen, the University Medical Center Groningen and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences – shows how and where knowledge from the affiliated institutes is of added value for the Northern Netherlands and for society as a whole. Our knowledge institutes collaborate closely with businesses, governments and social organizations. We offer a showcase for the innovation and entrepreneurship evolving from these collaborations, in which the Northern Netherlands distinguishes itself.