Current Projects and News

Current Projects

  • Development of an impedance spectrometric method for assessing cell growth and protein / blood cell occupancy of membranes in hollow-fiber bioreactors and dialyzers – Support initiative “Medizintechnik Bayern” (Medical technology Bavaria)


Finalized projects:

Press Releases

  • Around 60 international experts met on November 7 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg to report on the state of the art in the field of 3D tissue models and prevention of animal experiments in the development of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The Forum MedTech Pharma and the Fraunhofer Translational Center for Regenerative Therapies TLC-RT had invited to the conference, which is scheduled to take place annually.

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  • The WHO reports an estimated 429,000 malaria deaths each year. The disease mostly affects tropical and subtropical regions and in particular the African continent. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC teamed up with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME and the Institute of Tropical Medicine at the University of Tübingen for a new test method to detect malaria parasites in blood. The idea of the research project “NanoFRET” is to develop a highly sensitive and reliable rapid diagnostic test so that patient treatment can begin as early as possible.

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Please check back soon for upcoming announcements.

  • Würzburg / 04/09/2019 - 04/10/2019

    German Biotech Days 2019

    On April 9 - 10, the Fraunhofer ISC will participate at the German Biotech Days (DBT), the leading networking platform for the German biotech industry. Dr. Oliver Pullig will give a lecture in the slot "Biotech, Medtech und IT – Konvergenz oder Konkurrenz", which takes place on April 10, from 2.00 to 3.30 pm.

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  • Messe Nürnberg / 05/21/2019 - 05/23/2019

    MedtecLIVE 2019

    From 21 to 23 May 2019, the Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at a joint booth with the Fraunhofer IIS at MedtecLIVE in Nuremberg. We present flexible sensors for pressure and strain measurement, which can be integrated into textiles.

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  • Hannover / 05/21/2019 - 05/23/2019

    Labvolution 2019

    From 21 to 23 May Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at Labvolution, Europe’s flagship fair for innovative lab equipment. At our booth there is shown a robot based unit, needed for the implementation for he project APRONA.

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  • Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, Neunerplatz 2, 97082 Würzburg / 11/07/2019, 9.00 - 18:00

    Human 3D Tissue Models:
    3R in the Light of Drug Development
    and MDR

    At the conference, representatives of research institutes, clinics and industry will present novel human 3D tissue models and test systems, applied in pharma research and development as well as for medical device testing. Upcoming technologies such as Bio-Printing or Organ-on-a-Chip will also be demonstrated.

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