Sanquin provides blood services in the Netherlands on a not-for-profit basis. Sanquin is the knowledge institute in the field of blood, and conducts scientific research in the fields of blood transfusion medicine and immunology, applying this knowledge to the development and production of a range of pharmaceutical and diagnostic services.
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 150 researchers (including 17 scientists holding professorships, and around 80 PhD students), and over 80 technicians. Every year over 200 papers are published, mainly in peer reviewed journals and more than 15 PhD theses are defended.
Our research is focused around five medical needs:
- Bleeding and Hemostasis
- Immune deficiency and Aging
- Vascular and Inflammatory diseases