Funding for this research was provided by:
European Research Council (2017-693303, 2012-306890)
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TTW BGT16141)
Received: 18 March 2021
Accepted: 17 May 2021
First Online: 29 May 2021
: All experiments in mice were approved by the local ethics committee of the LUMC (mouse model) and Gent University (porcine model) prior to execution. Experiments were performed in accordance with the Experiments on Animals Act (Wod, 2014), the applicable legislation in the Netherlands and Belgium in accordance with the European guidelines (EU directive no. 2010/63/EU) regarding the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. Mice and pigs were bred and kept in accordance with the Dutch and Belgium law in and by a licensed establishment for use of experimental animals. Experiments in pigs were approved by ethical board of the University of Ghent (EC2019/79). Pigs were housed at the animal facility at ORSI Academy (Melle, Belgium) until used for nerve imaging experiments during surgical training (weight per animal approximately 40 kg).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.