W.J. Kolff Institute For Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science Institute
Modern health care could not exist without biomaterials, which allow the restoration of function after oncological surgery, trauma or simply wear due to advanced age. New diagnostic tools enables faster and more accurate diagnostics, aid drug development and allow better treatments.

We are a center of expertise for the entire stage of biomedical materials science and its application involving basic materials science, medical product development, method development and clinical evaluation. Our research contributes to the long-lasting well-being of patients.

The W.J. Kolff Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science was established on October 8th, 1997. The institute is named after Willem Johan Kolff, who as a resident in Groningen, developed the first functioning artificial kidney in the 1940th and saved lives of millions of patients ever since.



Evelyn Kuiper-Drenth

Postal Address

Antonius Deusinglaan 1 FB33
9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands