Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering

Ultrasound DiPhAS system.
© Fraunhofer IBMT (Photo: Bernd Müller).

With more than 40 members of staff in two departments and eight working groups, it is the largest ultrasound research unit in Europe. The competences of the working groups are based on more than 20 years of experience, and allow the development of all system components from materials with specially adapted properties, to application-specific ultrasound transducers, electronic system components and software development procedures, right up to sensor production and process development. Services range from consulting and feasibility studies to laboratory prototypes and prototype development, right up to certified product development, licensing and evaluation, and are used by industry with a turnover share of approx. 70 %.