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



Fraunhofer-Center for Digital Diagnostics

Modern diagnostically and digitally supported healthcare


Potsdam Science Park Blog / 25.1.2022

Dreaming of micro-plastic-free vegetables

How much micro- and nano-plastics are in our environment?

Excursion with Dr. Harald Seitz


Potsdam Science Park Blog / 4.1.2022

Snow algae

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

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:


Cooperation project "PZ-Syn"

cell-free synthesis platforms