Research – for Man and the Environment

Solving global problems such as tackling disease as well as securing the supply of water, raw materials and energy for every citizen of the planet, are the big challenges we face in the 21st century. Unrelenting population growth, escalating consumption of resources and rising global warming mean that the development and realization of sustainable processes and products is becoming ever more imperative.

Through our research and development we want to contribute to solving these challenges. Therefore our actions are oriented on the principle of sustainability, a concept which meets the needs of current generations without jeopardizing the options of future generations to satisfy their own needs.

Business areas

We develop products, processes and new technologies in our market-driven business fields "Health", "Sustainable chemistry" as well as "Environment" –  to assist you in translating research results directly to industrial implementation.


The basis for our research and development services lies in the technological expertises and know-how of our five departments and two branches of the institute.

Analysis and testing services

Our R&D work is accompanied by a wide range of physical-chemical analysis methods as well as molecular, micro- and cell biological investigation methods.

EU activities

In numerous international EU projects we work together together on an interdisciplinary basis.

Reference projects

A selection of national and international projects can be found here.

Spectrum of services

We develop, realize and optimize processes, products, plants and technologies for clients from industry and the public sector until they are ready for use.


What we can do for you and how we can work together.