Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

Bio-based Material of the Year 2020

3rd place for the bioORMOCER® layers at the ''Bio-based Material of the Year 2020'' Innovation Award

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Research against the corona virus

The Fraunhofer ISC with its Translational Center for Regenerative Therapies is working together with virologists from the University of Würzburg to combat the virus: with rapid tests of potential active substances against SARS-CoV-2.

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

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Building Fraunhofer ISC
© Katrin Heyer for Fraunhofer ISC

As parent institute to quite a number of different entities, the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Wuerzburg is privileged to combine first-rate expertise in materials science with long-standing experience in materials processing, application and analysis.

The Institute focuses on effordable health care and regenerative therapies, on resource and energy efficiency, and on sustainability, emphasizing the use of regrowing and economically friendly raw materials, the avoidance of critical materials as well as on smart and sustainable processing techniques. In addition to contract R&D, the Fraunhofer ISC can provide analytical services up into production, perform characterization tasks, optimize processes, design customized devices and undertake the upscaling of production and processing techniques to pilot scale.


Research against the corona virus

Tissue models for rapid drug testing


Recycling is key to ensure a sustainable European battery industry

Interview with Dr. Henning Lorrmann


COVID-19 pandemic: Important information on cooperation for customers and business partners


Battery 2030+: Inventing the Sustainable Batteries of the Future


Fraunhofer Translational Center Regenerative Therapies

New cell-based tissue models and test systems, scalable production processes and biological vascularized implants.


Project TheraVision – Innovative therapy against cancer

In the "TheraVision" project, five Fraunhofer Institutes have set themselves the goal of establishing a widely applicable platform technology for an innovative, sustainable cancer therapy that combines cancer-killing viruses and immunotherapy. The activation of the immune system against the degenerated tumor cells is a novel promising therapeutic approach.

Press Releases


Research against the corona virus -
tissue models for rapid drug testing

The pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) is placing unprecedented restrictions on public life and economy. The global research efforts to fill the knowledge gaps regarding the new pathogen and to develop effective therapies are correspondingly large. In Wuerzburg, too, researchers from the Fraunhofer Translational Center for Regenerative Therapies are working together with the virologist Prof. Dr. Bodem from the University of Wuerzburg to identify active substances against the virus.
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Battery 2030+: Inventing the Sustainable Batteries of the Future

The European large-scale research initiative BATTERY 2030+ presents the long-term research roadmap that outlines the actions needed to invent the sustainable batteries of the future.
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100 percent precision – efficient calibration and marking of laboratory glassware

The design and construction of specialized research tools and customized devices for accurate calibration of laboratory glass has a 30 year tradition at the Fraunhofer ISC. The focus is on calibration as well as the detection of production failures with 100 percent reliability and precision. Meet us at the German Pavilion on Arab Lab 2020 from 16 – 18 March, Booth 417.
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New ways to avoid animal testing –
Human 3D Tissue Models Conference in Würzburg

Around 60 international experts met on November 7 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg to report on the state of the art in the field of 3D tissue models and prevention of animal experiments in the development of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The Forum MedTech Pharma and the Fraunhofer Translational Center for Regenerative Therapies TLC-RT had invited to the conference, which is scheduled to take place annually.
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Here you will find our scientific publications, specialist information (e.g. flyers) and annual reports.


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.




Fairs and Events


ArabLab 2020

POSTPONED to 2021!! Next Arablab is in March 2021. We will present the AQUAJUST, a computer-controlled calibration device for calibrating volumetric instruments (volumetric flasks, graduated cylinders) and the Marking Firing Device (MFD) for burning enamel marks on calibrated volumetric flasks. PLease visit our booth to learn more about our thermo-optical measuring systems. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth 417.
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Woche der Umwelt 2020

POSTPONED to 2021!! New date will be announced. In cooperation with the Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier invites to the "Woche der Umwelt" in his Berlin office. The Fraunhofer ISC participates at the exhibition in the park of Bellevue Palace. We will present biodegradable functional materials for environmentally friendly packaging solutions (bioORMOCER®) developed at the ISC. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth.
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IDTechEx 2020

POSTPONED!! New date will be announced. The Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at IDTechEx 2020 in Berlin. According to the booth motto »Material innovations for smart solutions«, we will present functional elastomers which can act as wearable technology in textiles as sensors or actuators. Furthermore, printed sensors, modifiable magnetic particles, nanoparticles for gas detection integrated into smoke detectors and flexible barrier coatings will be presented. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth D05.
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nano tech 2020

The Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at the nano tech in Tokyo from January 29 – 31, 2020. At the joint booth of Nanoinitiative Bayern GmbH, we will be showing coating solutions, customized nanoparticles, microstructures, sensors / actuators and cost-efficient upscaling production processes. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth 1W-V33.
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