Biomaterials, Bioreactor Technologies and Lab Automatization

The Fraunhofer Translational Center Regenerative Therapies TLC-RT develops materials and devices for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Thereby, biological and synthetic materials for (pre)clinical applications are in focus. Furthermore, we put emphasis on researching cell-material-interactions, bioreactor and incubator technology for longterm culture of various cell and tissue types under physiological conditions. We also develop non-invasive detection methods for assessing viability and differentiation of human tissue complements the bioreactor development.

Research Topics

  • Material-based regenerative therapies, wound care and dental restauration
  • Implant manufacturing tailored individually to patient's need
  • Therapy specific diagnostics
  • 3D –Tissue Engineering



  • Application-specific bioreactor technologies for 3D tissue engineering
  • Protein engineering
  • Design of biomaterials and biologizing of implants
  • Theranostics based on materials / compounds
  • Lab 4.0 – lab automatization for cell-based therapies


Material Development


Device Development

  • Bioreactors
  • Incubator technologies
  • Process automatization / Robotics
  • ArtCut® – device for standardized and automated wounding of in-vitro tissue models