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 develops and optimizes processes, products and technologies in the business fields of health, chemistry and process industry, as well as environment and energy. We combine the highest scientific standards with professional know-how in our competence areas – always with a view to economic efficiency and sustainability. Our strengths are offering complete solutions from the laboratory to the pilot scale. Customers also benefit from the cooperation between our five R&D departments in Stuttgart and the institute branches located in Leuna, Straubing and Würzburg.

14.2.2017

Functional films and efficient coating processes

The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP and the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB will present new developments in films and the efficient control of coating processes at the upcoming International Converting Exhibition Europe ICE being held in Munich from 21 - 23 March 2017. Under the motto "Functional films – efficient coating processes", emphasis will be put on new film functionalities and accelerated test methods (Hall A5, Stand 1031).

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10.2.2017

Ivan Tolpe Award 2017 for BioEcoSIM project for the best innovation in manure treatment

For her work within the EU-funded research project BioEcoSIM the Fraunhofer scientist Dr. Jennifer Bilbao received the Ivan Tolpe Award on February 9th 2017 in Ghent, Belgium. In the framework of this project, the involved partners developed a new process to valorize pig manure into various fertilizers and soil improvers. In this way, agricultural residues can be reused promoting the principle of circular economy.

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3.1.2017

More efficient vaccine production

Many vaccines contain viruses that are inactivated to prevent them from harming recipients. This is generally achieved by adding chemicals. Fraunhofer scientists are taking a different approach, using low-energy-electrons to irradiate the pathogens. The advantages of this new method are that it produces no toxic waste and provides a faster and less aggressive way of rendering pathogens inactive.

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2.11.2016

Faster diagnosis of sepsis pathogens

Microbial pathogens can be diagnosed unambiguously and within just 24 hours by means of high-throughput sequencing of their genetic makeup and special bioinformatics evaluation algorithms. Fraunhofer researchers have validated this in a clinical study with sepsis patients. The researchers present the NGS diagnosis platform at Medica in Düsseldorf from November 14–17, 2016.

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Fair and Conference

Energy Storage 2017

 

From March 14-16, 2017, international scientists and experts meet at the Congress Center Düsseldorf to discuss on the progress of storage technologies for renewable energies.

EIT announces a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on Food / 22.11.2016

EIT Food Partnership

EIT Food will build sustainable end-to-end food supply chains realized through innovation and education initiatives, with a central role for the consumer.

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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