Biomedical goes Technology

Innovative technologies for biomedical engineering

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Lifeline Water

Our seas, oceans and waters are a valuable asset that needs to be explored and to protected. Fraunhofer IBMT deals in many fields with these lifelines. Science Year 2016*17

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Automated Biobanking

Technology platform for modern, automated therapeutically and diagnostically-oriented biobanks in industry and research

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Ultrasound at its best

Modular ultrasound platform and technologies for medicine, biotechnology, non-destructive testing and sonar applications

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Minute, active and compatible

Implantable assistance & monitoring systems, neuroprosthetics, miniaturized systems for cellular biotechnology, biomedical engineering

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Personalized medicine - safe at home

Home care, telemedicine platforms, personal health systems, intelligent assistants, communication components for telemedical health care

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Diagnostic laboratories on the road

"laboratory of the future", innovative laboratory technologies, sustainable and comprehensive platforms for vertical integration in laboratory technology, mobile epidemiologic laboratories

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT acts as a device and technology developer when it comes to the solution of individual research and development projects and tasks from the areas of biomedical/medical engineering, medical (molecular and cellular) biotechnology, biohybrid technology, bioprocessing & bioanalytics, cryo(bio)technology and nano(bio)technology, ultrasound technology, biomedical microsystems, neuroprosthetics and implants, health information systems, theranostics, (mobile) laboratory technology as well as laboratory automation including in-line/on-line process control. For more than 10 years, Fraunhofer IBMT has been working in the field of stem cell research and hosting extensive cell line stocks in industrial and clinically structured biobanks for low temperature storage of valuable samples (fluids, cells, tissue fragments).

Core Competences

Research and Development

 

Medical Biotechnology

 

Ultrasound

 

Biomedical Engineering

Business Areas

 

Laboratory Technology

 

Theranostics

 

Medical Engineering

Current Topics

 

Science Year 2016*17

Maritime & Hydrographic Research Topics

Seas, oceans and waters are a valuable asset. Fraunhofer IBMT deals with these lifelines: algae as the basis for stem cell cultivation, detection of nano amounts in environmental samples or in technologies such as scalable sonar sensor systems, pressure-balanced modules and autonomous water vehicles.

 

Project NanoUmwelt - Detecting Minute Nano Amounts in Environmental Samples

It is still unclear what the impact is on humans, animals and plants of synthetic nanomaterials released into the environment or used in products. It’s very difficult to detect these nanomaterials in the environment since the concentrations are so low and the particles so small. Now the partners in the NanoUmwelt project have developed a method that is capable of identifying even minute amounts of nanomaterials in environmental samples.

 

Launch of new European Stem Cell Bank

EBiSC, the European Bank for induced pluripotent Stem Cells announces the public launch of its on-line catalogue of induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) which are available to academic and commercial scientists for use in disease modelling and other forms of pre-clinical research.

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Compact Multibeam Echosounder for AUVs and ROVs - IBMT at OCEANOLOGY 2016

Fraunhofer IBMT at Oceanology International 2016 London, Excel, March 15-17, 2016, Booth H600

Growing Stem Cells Faster on Seaweed

Alginate forms a kind of supporting skeleton in the cell walls of certain kinds of algae. Fraunhofer scientists use the gel-like mass from Chilean seaweed as the substrate for stem cells. They can flexibly adjust the pore size and elasticity of the alginate, and it transports active ingredients and has better optical characteristics than plastic materials.

Detecting Arthritis with Light - Fraunhofer IBMT at MEDICA 2015

Joint inflammation (arthritis) is a common problem in medical practice and can be due to a variety of causes. Many types of inflammatory disorders affecting the joints belong to the diverse group of rheumatic diseases. The most common ones are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis which frequently affect the joints of the hands. These joint diseases are chronic in nature and cannot be cured yet. However, an early diagnosis and thus early medical treatment tremendously improves long-term outcome. That is why experts working on the EC-funded project IACOBUS led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT are developing a finger scanner which in the future will allow arthritis of the hands to be diagnosed at a very early stage. The team will be presenting a prototype of the new technology at the MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 16 - 19 (Hall 10, Booth G05).

Fraunhofer IBMT presents Ultrasound Technology and Mobile Lab Technologies at IAA 2015

The use of ultrasound in vehicles of all kinds is one of the focuses of the department of ”Technical Ultrasound“ at the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT. Sensors and systems are developed for distance monitoring and obstacle detection (parking assistant), for flow metering (exhaust), for level metering and fuel characterization (tank) as well as for interior monitoring (burglary prevention). Furthermore, another core competence of the Fraunhofer IBMT is the conceptual design of mobile laboratories. The whole service from conceptual design to consulting and support during implementation to operating of the laboratory is offered by the business area “Laboratory Technology”. “Technical Ultrasound” and “Laboratory Technology” present their competences exhibiting a model of a Pick-Up with a laboratory van body.

 

Headquarters Sulzbach (Saarland)

Site St. Ingbert (Saarland)

Branch Münster/Wolbeck (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Branch Berlin (Berlin)