Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

BBB Symposium 2019

September 11th – 13th, 2019 in Würzburg, Germany: 22nd International Symposium on Signal Transduction at the Blood-Brain Barriers

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This EU-funded project opens up new opportunities to improve the sustainability of high-voltage batteries.

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Project BioSensing – Detecting pathogens with quantum technology

Safe diagnoses of diseases, detection of beginning epidemics at an early stage or detection of toxins and pathogens in drinking water and food – these tasks are to be mastered with novel improved biosensors.

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Battery 2030+
New research initiative will power up Europe’s battery revolution

The first “Battery 2030+” project kicks off in March 2019 and will lay the basis for this large-scale research initiative on future battery technologies.

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70 years of Fraunhofer

Our 70th birthday is an occasion for us celebrate the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – with partners, colleagues and all those who want to shape the future.



New research initiative drives Europe's battery revolution: Battery 2030+


Translational Center
Regenerative Therapies

Development of new cell-based tissue
models and test systems, scalable production processes and biological vascularized
implants up to the prototype is our service.


Project Center for Stem Cell Process Engineering

Aim: Transform stem cell processes into an industrial scale through automation.
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The award winners of Fraunhofer award „Technik für den Menschen“: from left to right: Prof. Dr. Wiese (former director of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft), Dr. Kursawe (Merck KGaA), Dr. Durschang und Dr. Probst (award winner Fraunhofer ISC), Prof. Dr. Neugebauer (president of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft).

Fairs and Events


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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From October 27 to November 1, PACRIM13 will be held in Okinawa, Japan. Dr. Andreas Diegeler from the Fraunhofer ISC will give a lecture on "Optical detection and structural analysis of creep behavior during the sintering of ceramic parts using the versatile thermo-optical-measurement technique TOM".
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From October 13-16, the Euro PM2019 will take place in Maastricht (the Netherlands). Dr. Andreas Diegeler from the Fraunhofer ISC will give a talk on "Characterization of Additive Manufactured PM Parts Using Thermo-Optical Measuring Technique".
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Interieur im Automobil 2019

On September 26, 2019, the Center Smart Materials CeSMa of the Fraunhofer ISC participates in the event »Interieur im Automobil«. We will show our sensor materials for automotive interior as well as controls that can provide haptic feedback. In addition, we will exhibit changing surfaces and active operating concepts with magnetorheological elastomers as well as operating concepts with novel dielectric elastomer sensors.
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Press Releases


ECO COM'BAT opens up new approach to enhance sustainability of high-voltage batteries

Electromobility sets challenging requirements for new high performance batteries – cruising range, life span, safety, or charging times, to mention only a few. An intrinsic challenge is the resource need for a growing number of big car batteries. Ten partners from industry and research organizations successfully joined forces in the EU funded project ECO COM'BAT to develop a sustainable next generation of high-voltage lithium-ion batteries.
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Fraunhofer ISC and partners win 3rd place at the LABVOLUTION AWARD

On May 21, 2019, the first LABVOLUTION AWARDS were presented in Hannover. Together with BioRegio STERN, Goldfuß engineering, Biametrics and BioTeSys, the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC has reached third place for their project APRONA. They were honored for the development of a two-armed robotic system that enables the automated production of nanoparticles. The first robotic prototype facility was presented at the LABVOLUTION.
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Elastic sensors for smart textiles

Smart materials and embedded electronics create the conditions for innovative design and new applications in the field of intelligent textiles, electronic interconnections, controls and displays. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC with ist Center Smart Materials is working on silicon-based materials, adapted printing pastes and efficient production technologies in order to exploit the application potential of expandable sensors and conductors, to inspire new product ideas and to accelerate the implementation.
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Fraunhofer three times in joint action at LABVOLUTION 2019

Together, the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT and the Fraunhofer Project Center for Stem Cell Process Engineering SPT present selected topics of laboratory technology and biotechnology in the mobile epidemiological BSL2 laboratory, the so-called »mobile EpiLab«.
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Annual Reports

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