Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Branch Bioanalytics and Bioprocesses

Fraunhofer IZI-BB

The Branch of Bioanalytics and Bioprocesses at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI conducts its research with a focus on innovations in the fields of food and environmental analysis, diagnostics, drug development and process engineering.

The interdepartmental combination of engineering expertise and biomedical and chemistry know-how is what sets the institute apart in the areas of sensor technology, biotechnology production methods and automation, as well as nano- and microsystems engineering. The resulting research and development offerings are geared, among other things, towards biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies that need components as well as integrated solutions for their product development along their value chain.

Current messages


Potsdam Science Park Blog

Snow algae

The secret resource for rejuvenating cures and omega-3 fatty acids


An Excursion with Dr. Thomas Leya


The Next Generation of Protective Textiles

Respiratory masks that kill off Corona viruses and are washable


Press release of the Standortmanagement Golm GmbH

Corona Research at the Potsdam Science Park


The Fraunhofer IZI-BB and Molzym GmbH & Co. KG Joint Research and Development Project


Automated sepsis diagnostic for fast testing in clinical laboratory

Current projects


»Next Generation Protection Textiles«

Development and production of protective textiles with high-quality



Covid-19 peptide binding analysis for diagnostics and therapy



Cell-free protein synthesis as rapid response to Covid-19



Infection prevention through smear-free on-site testing for SARS-CoV-2



SARS-CoV-2 specific serological diagnostics based on epitopes



Optimization and bundling of diagnostic resources:  Increased sample throughput in diagnostic laboratories, mobile laboratory diagnostics and on-site point-of-care testing



The Fraunhofer IZI-BB belongs to the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI with its headquarters located in Leipzig (Sachsen). Further locations are: