BAR HARBOR, MAINE -- The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it received more than $70,000 in cash and in-kind awards for its inaugural "Applications of Organoid Technology" course, held May 27 through June 2 on the institution's Bar Harbor campus.

The awards included contributions from Baker, Corning, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Nikon, Leica, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., STEMCELL Technologies, Fisher Scientific and ThermoFisher Scientific.

De Jonge has been a visiting scientist at the MDI Biological Laboratory since 2008.

The course was offered in partnership with Hubrecht Organoid Technology (The HUB), a non-profit organization based in Utrecht, Netherlands.

The HUB was founded to implement the pioneering work of Hans Clevers, M.D., Ph.D., who discovered methods to grow stem cell-derived three dimensional mini-organs from the tissues of patients.

"Organoid technology has tremendous potential for human health," said Kevin Strange, Ph.D., president of the MDI Biological Laboratory.

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