Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC


Fraunhofer ISC presents project APRONA, a flexible robot-based system for automated production of nanoparticles.

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We are very pleased to award the renowned Fraunhofer Research Award 2019 »Human-Centered Technology« to two employees of the Fraunhofer ISC.

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MedtecLIVE 2019

We will exhibiting flexible sensors for pressure and load measurement, which can be integrated into textiles among other things.

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Fraunhofer ISC at AchemAsia 2019

Fraunhofer ISC will present within the German Group at AchemAsia in Shanghai. Among other things, the AQUAJUST® is shown from 2019, May 21 to 23.

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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.




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).


Project Center for Stem Cell Process Engineering

Aim: Transform stem cell processes into an industrial scale through automation.
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Sustainable textiles

The ISC and the STFI Chemnitz plan to develop environmentally friendly, sustainable textiles. Interested in becoming a partner in our project consortium? Visit us at the Techtextil 2019.


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.

Fairs and Events



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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AchemAsia 2019

From 21 to 23 Mai 2019 Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibting within the German Group at AchemAsia in Shanghai. Among other items, the Center of Device Development CeDeD will present the AQUAJUST®, a semi-automatic volumetric adjustment device for flasks and measuring cylinders.
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MedtecLIVE 2019

From 21 to 23 May 2019, the Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at a joint booth with the Fraunhofer IIS at MedtecLIVE in Nuremberg. We present flexible sensors for pressure and strain measurement, which can be integrated into textiles.
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Annual Reports

In our annual reports you will find reports on selected research activities as well as facts and figures about Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research.




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Here you will find our scientific publications, specialist information (e.g. flyers) and annual reports.

Press Releases


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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Fusible and printable elastomer sensors for e-textiles

Integrating sensoric functions into textiles or elastomers is way more difficult than equipping machines because it requires movable or extensible sensors. The Center Smart Materials CeSMa of the Fraunhofer ISC with its experience in the field of adaptive elastomers has developed highly elastic sensors and actuators based on silicone. They provide a wide range of sensoric and actoric functions for smart electronic textiles (e-textiles) with a broad application potential in medical technology, in sports, in furniture, vehicles or in transport safety. CeSMa will be presenting its developments from May 14-17 at TechTextil 2019 in Frankfurt.
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New teeth: Highly rigid – and ready for immediate use

The demands placed on a dental prosthesis are high: it should look natural, endure accidental biting on cherry pits – and if possible, the patient should be able to remain in the dentist's chair while the dental prosthesis is individually milled and inserted. Dr. Bernhard Durschang and Dr. Jörn Probst of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC have developed such a dental prosthesis and have been awarded the Fraunhofer "Human-Centered Technology" prize.
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  • Battery and Cell Testing
  • Biodistribution
  • Bioanalysis
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Materials Analysis




  • Batteries
  • Tissue processing
  • Biotechnology and Pharma
  • Electronics
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Textile and Leather Finishing


  • 3D-Structuring
  • Electrodes and Cell Production
  • Fiber Manufacturing and Processing
  • Thermal Processes
  • Glass Processing

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