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.

Within the research fields of our departments we develop and optimize processes and products – aiming at a direct translation of research results into industrial practice.


Interfacial Engineering and Materials Science


Molecular Biotechnology


Physical Process Technology


Environmental Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering


Cell and Tissue Engineering


Bio, Electro and Chemocatalysis BioCat, Straubing branch


Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP


Translational center "Regenerative therapies", Würzburg

The Translational Center has been integrated into Fraunhofer ISC, Würzburg, with effect as of August 1st 2017.

Analysis, characterization, testing

Development also involves analysis and testing. Fraunhofer IGB has an extensive range of high-quality equipment designed to test components, materials, coatings and processes and to reproducibly demonstrate their levels of functionality, safety and reliability. We also offer contract testing services and issue test reports.