The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft celebrates its anniversary: ​​70 years of applied research

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Biomedical goes Technology

Innovative technologies for biomedical engineering

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Committed to Highest Quality

Certified and accredited laboratories of Main Department Medical Biotechnology

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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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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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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).

360° tour - A virtual tour through laboratories and premises of the Fraunhofer IBMT at Sulzbach

Core Competences

Research and Development


Medical Biotechnology




Biomedical Engineering

Business Areas


Laboratory Technology




Medical Engineering

Current Topics


EBiSC2 – The European Bank for induced pluripotent Stem Cells launches a second project phase

Aim is to become a self-sustainable repository for human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC), extend the existing cell catalogue, and offer additional hiPSC-related services.



Personalized Medicine: Effective through Artificial Intelligence in Transplantation Medicine - New Prediction Models for Disease Progression Developed

Project network provides innovative IT platform for clinical data integration, model development and validation



Committed to highest quality

Laboratories of Medical Biotechnology of the Fraunhofer IBMT certified and accredited 



Fraunhofer IBMT at MEDICA 2018 – Fraunhofer Joint Booth

Fraunhofer IBMT at MEDICA 2018, Nov 12-15, 2018, Hall 10 Booth G05, Düsseldorf, Germany



Fraunhofer IBMT at ACHEMA 2018 – saaris Saarland Booth

Fraunhofer IBMT exhibits on the world’s forum for process industry ACHEMA 2018, June 11-15th, 2018, Hall 5.1 Stand D89, Frankfurt, Germany



Cost-effective roll-to-roll production: Easy printing of biosensors made of graphene

Fraunhofer IBMT at LOPEC, March 14-15, 2018, Munich, Hall B0 Stand 313 (Saueressig GmbH + Co.KG)

Fraunhofer IBMT at MEDICA 2017, November 13-16, 2017, Düsseldorf, Germany Hall 10, Stand G05

LabBag® - Laboratory in a bag: Growing human stem cells

LabBag® is an all-in-one system in the form of a transparent bag that provides a cheap, fast and sterile way for scientists to grow, differentiate and freeze stem cells.  

PRIMSA: portable, smartphone-compatible ultrasound scanner that can identify underage victims

»PRIMSA« Ultrasound System

OCEANS 2017 Aberdeen: 3D Sonar Technology Made in Germany

High-resolution 3D imaging on short distances

Fraunhofer IBMT at the OCEANS conference, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 19-22, 2017, Booth No. 4

Microhole chip: Single cells lined up like ducks in a row

Chip accommodates 200,000 cells


Science Year 2016*17

Maritime & Hydrographic Research Topics


Headquarters Sulzbach (Saarland)

Site St. Ingbert (Saarland)

Project Center Stem Cell Process Engineering Würzburg (Bavaria)

Branch Münster/Wolbeck (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Liaison Office Berlin (Berlin)