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NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen

Applied Research and Development at the Interface of Life Sciences and Materials Sciences


The NMI is a member of the Innovation Alliance Baden-Württemberg. It is involved in application-oriented research at the interface between the life sciences and material science. An interdisciplinary team of scientists is developing new technologies for companies and public research sponsors in the areas of pharma and biotechnology, biomedical technology, and surface and materials technology.

Our commitment, professionalism and flexibility are visible in all areas of our work. We manage projects from start to finish – from the planning stage, through to evaluation if required. Our portfolio also includes subprojects and individual services such as consulting, technology assessment, applying for funding, and conceptual planning and coordination of projects. We also offer accredited testing services.

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Category Institutes
Working areas Analytics, Life Science, Research, Development, Medical products
Year of foundation
> 200



BioCompFinder: New NMI service for manufacturers of innovative medical devices

My medical device is highly innovative. But is it also biocompatible? Medical devices with direct or indirect patient contact are subject to strict rules for approval - for good…


Collagen: Researchers at the NMI decipher how it works in medical treatment

Collagen has been used in ophthalmology since the 1990s, particularly in the treatment of corneal defects. However, why and how this technique works was only known in theory.…


biohymed – the collaborative network setting a trend for the future

A successful result – 14 research and development projects worth a total of 9 million euros have been approved


Representative, nationwide corona antibody study starts in Reutlingen

NMI in Reutlingen supports study with reliable detection method