Cell Processing and Industrial Biotechnology

Innovative concepts and approaches are essential for the development of novel solutions in classic industrial fields, such as the processing and manufacturing industries. This is the field of study that the Fraunhofer IZI-BB is pursuing with its scientific work in interdisciplinary areas, such as process controls in industrial production processes, innovative active enzymes and functional surfaces in both the industrial and the public field.

Within Medicine and Tissue Engineering, the key topics from the biotechnological perspective are the most non-invasive methods for the selective control of cells, in order to obtain information relating to molecular changes occurring as a reaction to a changed cell environment. To do so, a range of enabling technologies are being developed at the Fraunhofer IZI-BB, and being put into practice with industry partners.