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




Biomedical Engineering

Business Areas


Laboratory Technology




Medical Engineering

Current Topics


EC-Project HISENTS: Multi-Organ Platform for Risk Assesment of Nanomaterials

European scientists develop a multimodular microchip platform for predicting the behaviour of nanomaterials in the body




MEDICA 2016: An Alternative to Implant Batteries and Induction - Ultrasound Technology wirelessly Powers Active Implants

Hall 10 Stand G05


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

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.

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.


Headquarters Sulzbach (Saarland)

Site St. Ingbert (Saarland)

Branch Münster/Wolbeck (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Liaison Office Berlin (Berlin)