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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Innovations at Interfaces – 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 and Straubing.

2.11.2017

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 13–17, 2017.

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30.10.2017

Fraunhofer IGB joins international consortium to advance organ-on-a-chip technology in Europe

The consortium led by Leiden University Medical Center and the Dutch hDMT (human Disease Model Technologies) has been assigned by the EU with the task to create a roadmap for the future development of organ-on-chip technology. Its aim is to establish a European infrastructure to enable coordinated development, production and implementation of organ-on-a-chip systems. The consortium is funded by the EU FET-Open Program and brings together six leading European research institutions, including the Fraunhofer-Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart, Germany.

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1.9.2017

Spray drying: Perfect dosing thanks to drug capsules

Instant coffee and powdered milk are produced by spray drying. Fraunhofer researchers have adapted this technique to the tricky question of incorporating insoluble substances in core-shell particles. The new method helps reduce the concentration of active ingredients in therapeutic medications.

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16.8.2017

Fraunhofer IGB’s Svenja Hinderer is Recognized as an Honoree of MIT Technology Review’s 2017 INNOVATORS UNDER 35 List

Today, MIT Technology Review reveals its annual list of Innovators Under 35. For over a decade, the global media company has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. Svenja Hinderer, scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Stuttgart Germany, has been recognized as an inventor for her work.

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Translational Center integrated into ISC

The Translational Center "Regenerative Therapies for Oncology and Musculoscleletal Diseases" headed by Professor Heike Walles has been integrated into Fraunhofer ISC, Würzburg with effect as of August 1, 2017.

Trade fair / 13–16 November, 2017 in Düsseldorf

Medica 2017

At the world’s largest event for the medical sector, Fraunhofer IGB (hall 10/booth G05) will present the diagnosis of infectious microorganisms such as sepsis pathogens using new high-throughput sequencing methods.

Conference / 14–15 March, 2018 in Berlin

Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference

Organized by the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance, the DDMC is a bi-annual cutting-edge forum for discussion on Additive Manufacturing, including its application in industry and the environmental impact of such new manufacturing technologies.

Workshop / 24–26 May, 2018 in Stuttgart

EUROoC

The EUROoC workshop will focus on the various challenges in the development of organ-on-a-chip systems.

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