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.

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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2.11.2016

Stable biological coating for implants

The extracellular matrix (ECM) regulates all important cell functions and is an interesting biomaterial for scientists. Fraunhofer has developed an ECM that contains artificial chemical groups which supports natural cell behaviour outside the body. It can be applied as a stable coating on implants or be used in cell culture dishes.

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7.10.2016

Polyamides from a waste stream of the wood industry

Fraunhofer researchers have developed a process for the manufacturing of high-quality plastics from terpenes, a waste stream of the cellulose production. They will present their new bioplastic and its possible applications from October 19 – 26 at the K 2016 trade fair in Düsseldorf. Visitors can find the joint Fraunhofer booth in Hall 7, Booth SC01.

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4.10.2016

Optimizing sludge treatment

Wine harvesting season is a challenge for wastewater treatment plants. When the grapes are being processed, the effluent load rises steeply – by a factor of 17 in the Palatinate town of Edenkoben. High-load anaerobic digestion provides a flexible solution that cuts power consumption by 20 percent, generates over half of the required electricity on site and greatly reduces sewage sludge volumes.

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World`s Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and System / 16.1.2017

Bau 2017

BAU is the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems. We look forward to your visit at the joint Fraunhofer Booth in Hall C2, booth 538.

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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