Fraunhofer-Institut für Grenzflächen- und Bioverfahrenstechnik IGB

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

We develop and optimizes technologies, processes and products for health, sustainable chemistry and the environment by combining biology and engineering.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB develops and optimizes processes, technologies, and products for health, sustainable chemistry, and the environment. For this, we rely on the combination of biotechnological and process engineering competencies in order to contribute to human well-being, a sustainable economy and an intact environment with the systems approach of bioeconomy and bioinspired, biointegrated and biointelligent solutions.

We offer our customers R&D services ranging from feasibility studies to implementing new processes in industrial practice accompanied by a wide range of analysis and testing services. Our strengths are offering complete solutions from the laboratory to pilot scale applications. Our research focuses on e.g. nucleic acid-based diagnostics, virus-based technologies, 3D tissue models, functional ingredients from algae, water and wastewater technologies, membranes, catalysts as well as regenerative raw materials, industrial biotechnology, bioinspired syntheses, biobased chemicals and functional materials.

This thematic focus has enabled the institute to tackle many pressing challenges including a personalized medicine and creating a sustainable bioeconomy and a climate-neutral, resource-efficient circular economy. Our integrated approach to water management, agriculture, energy management, and chemistry permits industrial value creation and environmental protection to be combined in a single solution for sustainable development.

 

Category

Institutes

Activity Analytic, Development, Research, Processes

Management

Dr. Markus Wolperdinger
Director

Year of foundation

1953

Employees

339

Certificates

Accredited analysis services (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025)

Category 9 GLP test facility “ Cell-based test systems for the determination of biological parameters”

News

01.09.2020

InnateFun: strengthening the immune system with small molecules

Infections pose an increasing risk to hospitalized patients. In collaboration with a number of partners, the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB…

19.08.2020

Value creation by combining electrochemistry with biotechnology

Dyes from atmospheric CO2   Time for climate protection is pressing. One approach to tackle this challenge is to use the greenhouse gas CO2 as a raw material for chemicals. To…

10.06.2020

Roll-to-roll processes: Network R2RNet bundles expertise for the continuous functionalization of surfaces

Roll-to-roll (R2R) processes, in which, for example, films, textiles, flat membranes, metal foils or even ultra-thin glass are functionalized, play an important role in numerous…