The Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences is an important R&D partner for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, for the chemicals industry and, medical technology companies.
Applied Science Dedicated to Life
Six Fraunhofer institutes and a Fraunhofer research institution have focused their research on the life sciences. In the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences they have pooled their competencies in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, medicine, pharmacology, ecology, and nutritional science. With a staff of over 1700, the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences is an important R&D partner for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors as well as for the chemicals industry, medical technology companies, and food industry.
What characterizes the research performed in the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences is its closeness to industrial application, always with a view to economic efficiency and sustainability. Our business units include translational medicine research and biomedical technology, regenerative medicine, healthy foodstuffs, industrial biotechnology, and research aimed at the safety of processes, chemicals, and pesticides.
Preventive and regenerative approaches, individual and general considerations, all aspects are finally subsumed under the motto “research for human health and the environment”, under which the Group offers its research services.
Contract manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals, biosimilars, and cell therapeutics
Preclinical models for various indications, e.g. airway and lungs, nervous system, inflammation, tumor
Drug development - from target screening and validation to clinical studies Phase I and II
Innovative technologies for biomedical engineering
Identification and validation of biomarkers
Industrial biotechnology: process development, fermentation, scale-up, and downstream processing
Food safety, packaging, and product quality
Development of food ingredients with nutri-physiological benefits and customized technological properties