The working group Microsensors & Microfluidics concentrates on the miniaturization of sensor and fluidic systems based on silicon, glass or polymers, and offers the corresponding technologies.
One of our activities involves the development of highly miniaturized active medical implants, some of which can be placed in the oral cavity, such as the salivary stimulator Saliwell with closed loop control as well as the drug delivery system IntelliDrug.
In the field of microfluidics we focus on realizing microfluidic systems to handle biological cells, e. g. cell transportation or cell separation.
The working group also concentrates on the integration of biochips in Lab-on-Chip. We are well grounded in a long-standing know-how as well as numerous technologies for biochip-compatible assembly and interconnection technologies and the realization of microfluidic systems. Above all, the cross-institutional cooperation within the Fraunhofer Society allows the customized development of complete analytical systems.