Research and development at Sanquin
Within all divisions of Sanquin, research relating to blood transfusion medicine and immunology in the broadest sense is performed by a dedicated research staff. This staff consists of about 120 researchers (including nine scientists holding professorships, and around 60 PhD students), and over 80 technicians. Every year over 150 papers are published, mainly in peer reviewed journals and about 12-15 PhD theses are defended.
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A major part of the research takes place in various departments of the Division Research, located on the premises in Amsterdam, Leiden, Nijmegen and Groningen. Also, research is performed in close collaboration with the Division Diagnostic Services.
Sanquin has 7 products and services departments performing research, including the division Plasma Products, Reagents and the Blood Bank. Each has their own departments of product- and process development. More information about these departments van be found here.
Sanquin’s research portfolio is divided into strategic research (ranging from basic to applied and clinical research) and product- and process development.
Co-development and business activities
Sanquin also performs research for third parties and is involved in co-development with other organizations. For more information on business activities, please visit the Products & Services page.
Sanquin has drawn up a research code comparable to the research codes of most universities. For more information download the research code. Furthermore, Sanquin is affiliated to the National Organization for Scientific Integrity (LOWI).
Visit the Scientific Report website to read more information about the research performed at Sanquin in 2011.