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


Public Transportation / 27.3.2024

Connected to the Future

Over 12,000 people demand reliable rail connection for the Potsdam Science Park


Press Release / 4.3.2024

Cosmopolitan Alga from Colored Snow

The new described alga was named after Prof. Dr. G. Fuhr, the former director of our institute.


Press Release / 6.10.2023

Inauguration ceremony

On Friday, 29.09.2023, Prof. Dr. Antje Bäumner was welcomed in a ceremonial act as new head of institute of the Fraunhofer IZI-BB.



Fraunhofer-Center for Digital Diagnostics

Modern diagnostically and digitally supported healthcare





Cooperation project "PZ-Syn"

cell-free synthesis platforms



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: