Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

Fraunhofer-Institut für Grenzflächen- und Bioverfahrenstechnik IGB
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The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB offers R&D solutions in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, the environment and energy. Our competences comprise Interfacial Engineering and Materials Science, Molecular Biotechnology, Physical Process Technology, Environmental Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, as well as Tissue Engeneering. We offer solutions from market analysis through research & development till the finished product.

One of our core competencies lies in Tissue Engineering .Tissue engineering applies the principles of engineering and life sciences with the aim to generate biological substitutes that restore, maintain or improve the function of damaged or affected tissues and organs. For the development of autologous transplants (from patients’ own cells), primary cells are isolated and expanded by appropriate cell-culture techniques until sufficient cell numbers are available for either the colonization of a matrix scaffold structure or for cell therapy. As your competent R&D partner, the Fraunhofer IGB offers the development of tissue engineering products that can be produced according to GMP guidelines.

In the ArtiVasc 3D project, we are workpackage leaders of WP 9 Development of a vascularised composite. tissue graft. The main tasks will be the characterization and combination of the dermal components and to build up a vascularised composite tissue graft, including a fat, dermal and epidermal layer.