Professional competence in micro- and nanoparticles
for research and industry

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Today, small or very small particles are an indispensable component of many modern materials in almost all areas of technology. Particles can have a very complex structure and thus combine several functions. As additives, particles thus not only improve material properties, they also open up completely new functionalities and applications. Particle systems with interactive functionality are used, for example, in diagnostics and therapy, in sensor technology in smart coatings or composites.
The two divisions Particle Technology and Theranostics of the Fraunhofer ISC offer customer-specific development and production of micro- and nanoparticles.


Further information on the subject of particles

You can find out more about particle systems and developments on the Particle Technology website and for medical and biological questions on the Theranostics website.

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Focus areas

  • Complex, multifunctional particles
  • Upscaling
  • Particles for composites and coatings
  • Surface modification
    and biofunctionalization
  • Particle systems for in vitro and in vivo diagnostics (medical imaging)
  • Particle systems for therapy


  • Tailor-made particle systems
    (e.g. MAGSILICA®)
  • Processing and upscaling
    of particle syntheses
  • Production of prototypes
  • Consulting in the field of nanotechnology
  • Feasibility studies
  • Detailed literature searches
  • Particle analysis

Expert information

Your local contact

Benedikt Schug

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Benedikt Schug

Head of Particle Technology

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 4100-435

Sofia Dembski

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Sofia Dembski

Deputy Director of TLC-RT / Head of Biomaterials

Fraunhofer Translational Center Regenerative Therapies TLC-RT
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 4100-516