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Fraunhofer Group for Life Science

Booth number: 1501-8

About us

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.

Products and services

Contract research
Contract manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals, biosimilars, and cell therapeutics Preclinical models for various indications, e.g. airway and lungs, nervous system, inflammation, infectious diseases Drug development - from target screening and validation to clinical studies Phase I and II Innovative technologies for biomedical  engineering Active implants Biomedical ultrasound 3D bioprinting
Stem cell technologies Identification and validation of biomarkers
Industrial biotechnology: process development, fermentation, scale-up, and downstream processing Blue biotechnology - new products, resources, and biologically active substances from aquatic (marine and limnic) systems Food safety, packaging, and product quality
Development of food ingredients with nutri-physiological benefits and customized technological properties Chemical and product safety, fate, and effect of agrochemicals, environmental monitoring, soil, and water protection.


Fraunhofer Group for Life Science
Nikolai-Fuchs-Str. 1
30625 Hanover

Phone: +49 511 5350449

Claus-Dieter Kroggel
Head of Central Office
Phone: +49 511 5350-449

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