Small particles are essential building blocks for many advanced materials in today’s technologies. Particle designs may be very complex and combine a number of functions at the same time. As additives, particles do not only improve material properties, but open up totally new functionalities and applications. Particle systems of interactive functionality can, e.g., be used in diagnostics and therapies or in smart sensor coatings or composites.

The Fraunhofer ISC expert groups "Particle Technology" and "Theranostics" each offer the development and production of customized micro- and nanoparticles

Current R&D priorities

  • Complex and multifunctional particles
  • Upscaling
  • Particles for composites and coatings
  • Surface and bio functionalization
  • Particle systems for in-vitro and in-vivo diagnostics (medical imaging)
  • Particle systems for therapeutic purposes  


Our service offer

  • Tailor-made particle systems (such as MAGSILICA®)
  • Processing and upscaling of particle syntheses
  • Prototyping
  • Pre-tests
  • Consulting services in nanotechnology
  • Feasibility studies
  • Comprehensive literature reviews
  • Particle analyses


Further information

Read more about our particle systems and developments on the website of the expert group Particle Technology.
For particle systems in medical and biological applications, please visit the website of the Theranostics expert group

Expert information

Video: Nanoparticle Kitchen

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