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.


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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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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Nose2Brain – Better Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Over the next few years, in a research project funded by the EU, an international consortium is developing a new technology for a better treatment of multiple sclerosis. The idea of the innovative “Nose2Brain” approach is to transport a special active substance directly through the nose into the central nervous system. For this purpose, the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB is working on an active ingredient formulation which is introduced direct into the Regio olfactoria by means of a special applicator and which can release the active ingredient there over a prolonged period of time.

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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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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 / October 24 – 26, 2017


At the booth of the Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance, Fraunhofer IGB will present plasma cleaning and coating as well as surface analysis.We look forward to your visit!

Demonstration, November 8, 2017 in Offenburg

Open day at Schwarzwaldmilch

Live demonstration: microwave technology demonstration at the facilities of Schwarzwaldmilch GmbH in Offenburg, Germany (Registration online possible)

Trade fair / November 13 – 16, 2017

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.

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