Ghent University is a highly ranked Dutch-speaking public university located in Ghent, Belgium. It is one of the larger Flemish universities, consisting of 41,000 students and 9,000 staff members. The current rector is Anne De Paepe . As of 2014, Ghent University ranks as 90th globally according to Times Higher Education, 129th according to QS World University Rankings and 70th according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is therefore considered to be a top university, globally.It was established in 1817 by King William I of the Netherlands. After the Belgian revolution of 1830, it was administered by the newly formed Belgian state. French became the academic language until 1930, when Ghent University became the first Dutch-speaking university in Belgium. In 1991, the university was granted major autonomy and changed its name from State University of Ghent to its current name. Wikipedia.
Ghent University and Imec | Date: 2016-11-22
A sensor for sensing a substance such as for example glucose. The sensor is implantable in the body of a living creature. The sensor has a photonic integrated circuit, e.g. silicon-photonics integrated circuit, for spectrally processing radiation interacting with the sample. A continuous monitoring system can also include such a sensor.
Vib Vzw, Ghent University, French National Center for Scientific Research, Montpellier University, Montpellier University Hospital Center and University of Osnabrück | Date: 2016-09-28
This disclosure relates to a modified -helical bundle cytokine, with reduced activity via an -helical bundle cytokine receptor, wherein the -helical bundle cytokine is specifically delivered to target cells. Preferably, the -helical bundle cytokine is a mutant, more preferably it is a mutant interferon, with low affinity to the interferon receptor, wherein the mutant interferon is specifically delivered to target cells. The targeting is realized by fusion of the modified -helical bundle cytokine to a targeting moiety, preferably an antibody. This disclosure relates further to the use of such targeted modified -helical bundle cytokine to treat diseases. A preferred embodiment is the use of a targeted mutant interferon, to treat diseases, preferably viral diseases and tumors.
Ghent University | Date: 2015-03-24
Provided herein is a radiotherapy breast board and couch for use in radiotherapy treatment of breast cancer patients, which are particularly suitable for treating the patient to the breast/thoracic wall and regional lymph nodes in prone position. The radiotherapy breast board and couch comprises a caudal part for supporting the lower body of the patient and a cranial part with supports for the head and non-treated parts of the upper body. The board or couch further provides an opening allowing for the affected breast of the patient to pass through and an opening allowing for the regional lymph nodes to pass trough as said patient lies in a prone position on said board or couch. This opening allows the use of a variety of beam directions to reach the affected region via short radiological path lengths without passing elements of the breast board or couch.
Ghent University | Date: 2016-11-29
A method for debugging and a method for testing a circuit design on a programmable logic device is disclosed, making use of a parameterized configuration. A corresponding system also is disclosed.
Ghent University and Imec | Date: 2015-04-23
An integrated waveguide based spectrometer is described. The spectrometer comprises a sensing region for receiving multi-wavelength radiation for irradiating a sample in the sensing region, a wavelength demultiplexing element arranged for capturing said multi-wavelength radiation after interaction with the sample and for providing a number of wavelength demultiplexed radiation outputs or a number of different groups of wavelength demultiplexed radiation outputs, an integrated modulator for differently modulating the different demultiplexed radiation outputs or different groups of demultiplexed radiation outputs, and a multiplexer element for multiplexing the differently modulated demultiplexed radiation outputs or the differently grouped demultiplexed radiation outputs.
Ghent University | Date: 2016-10-26
A device and method for generating electric energy/power from a wave motion. The device comprises an input branch connected to a movable element, a secondary branch connected to a main electric generator, a power split transmission comprising a first mechanical port connected to the input branch, and a second mechanical port connected to a secondary branch, and a third port being a mechanical or electrical control port. The device further comprises a variable speed auxiliary electrical machine connected to the control port for mechanically or electrically controlling power distribution in the power split transmission. The device further comprises a control unit adapted for controlling the variable speed auxiliary electrical machine in such a way as to realize a one-way rotation of the main electric generator.
Vib Vzw, Ghent University, The United States Of America and Dartmouth College | Date: 2017-02-01
The present invention relates to single domain antibodies that are directed against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). More specifically, it relates to single domain antibodies that bind to the prefusion form of the fusion (F) protein of RSV. The invention relates further to the use of these single domain antibodies for prevention and/or treatment of RSV infections, and to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these single domain antibodies.
Ghent University | Date: 2017-01-18
The present invention relates to the field of molecular pathology (for example cancer diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and/or therapy prediction) through the detection of RNA, mutations, copy number changes and determination of the methylation status of specific sequences of the genome of individual patients in hybridization assays (southern blot, ISH, dot blot) including in situ determination of the methylation status of specific sequences of the genome of individual patients in individual cells. More specifically the present invention relates to: a) target-specific probes covalently-attached to a labeled tail, b) the synthesis method of said probe, c) the usage of said probe such as an in situ hybridization-based method to correlate the methylation status of a promoter region of a gene in a biopsy or cytology specimen of a patient to the morphology and localization in that specimen, and d) kits comprising said target-specific probes. The latter method and products allow detection of (epi) genetic changes in specific cell types of histological or cytological (cancer) specimens or on membranes which will contribute to scientific research and which will help physicians to accurately diagnose diseases and/or start an appropriate treatment.
Ghent University and Allnex Belgium S.A. | Date: 2017-01-11
The invention pertains to the technical field of urethane based materials, in particular to radiation curable urethane precursors that are cross-linkable in solid form and materials obtainable therefrom. In addition the invention pertains to methods for manufacturing these precursors and materials, and their uses. The invention is advantageous to the fields of i.e. coatings and biomedical applications.
Koninklijke KPN N.V., Iminds and Ghent University | Date: 2017-01-25
A method of provisioning a service in a communication network is described, in which the service comprises at least one virtual network function and at least one virtual network path, which at least one virtual network function and at least one virtual network path are to be implemented in the communication network. The method comprises:- obtaining (202) affinity constraints and/or anti-affinity constraints relating to mapping the at least one virtual network path onto the communication network,- optionally obtaining (202) affinity constraints and/or anti-affinity constraints relating to mapping the at least one virtual network function onto the communication network, and- mapping (203) the at least one virtual network function and at least one virtual network path onto the communication network subject to said constraints.