Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology

Interfacial Engineering and Materials Science

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Molecular Biotechnology

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Physical Process Technology

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Environmental Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering

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Cell and Tissue Engineering

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Bio, Electro and Chemocatalysis BioCat, Straubing branch

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Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP

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Translational center "Regenerative therapies", Würzburg branch

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Welcome to Fraunhofer IGB

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB offers R&D solutions in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, the environment and energy. Our competences comprise Interfacial Engineering and Materials Science, Molecular Biotechnology, Physical Process Technology, Environmental Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, as well as Tissue Engineering. We offer solutions from market analysis through research & development till the finished product.

10.8.2016

Artificial skin tests for stopping sun damage

Sun rays damage unprotected skin. Substances in medications or lotions applied to the skin can be chemically modified by sun rays to have a toxic effect on the body. An accredited in-vitro test method at Fraunhofer IGB in Stuttgart measures the phototoxic potential of substances or cosmetics. The skin model was advanced with the addition of pigmentation that enables the testing of self-tanning agents.

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1.7.2016

Rapid test identifies disease pathogens

At present, bacteria, fungi or viruses can generally only be detected with certainty by way of elaborate laboratory tests or animal experiments. The food and pharmaceutical industries would like to have faster tests to check their products. Fraunhofer researchers are therefore developing a stick that works like a pregnancy test and quickly delivers a result. In the future, it is also to be used for detecting allergens and disease pathogens in the blood.

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30.5.2016

Fertilizer from wastewater

Fraunhofer researchers have developed a market-ready system that can be used to obtain fertilizer from wastewater for direct use in agriculture. A licensee is already marketing this patented technology in North America and the process itself is particularly eco-friendly. The scientists showcase it on IFAT, world‘s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management from May 30 to June 3, 2016 in Munich (hall A5, booth 217/316).

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30.5.2016

Decentralized production of hydrogen peroxide – using surplus renewable power

In order to balance out spikes in power grids resulting from non-uniform regenerative energy conversion from wind or sun, surplus power can be used for the decentralized production of chemicals. Fraunhofer IGB has developed an electrolytic cell in which hydrogen peroxide can be produced on site with electric energy from just water and air – along with oxidative wastewater treatment. The IGB researchers are presenting a prototype electrolytic cell at the IFAT trade fair in Munich from May 30 to June 3, 2016.

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Guided tour / 20.7.2016

Open day at Schwarzwaldmilch: microwave technology demonstration

With microwave technology drinks and food can be preserved in a gentle way. The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB develops and optimizes appropriate procedures for the food industry. In a long-term trial on an industrial scale it has now been shown that the microwave technology significantly reduces cleaning expenses in pasteurizers and therefore saves time, energy and costs.

The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber / 19.10.2016

K 2016 | Fair

The world’s premier fair for the plastics and rubber industry will again be presenting everything the sector has to offer in 2016: a platform presenting solutions for products and processes in the polymer industry.

Fraunhofer IGB News / 28.6.2016

Tissue Engineering of the Lacrimal Gland

In June 2016, Katja Schenke-Layland was awarded the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Harold F. Cleaver International Research Scholar Award.  

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