Our implant development and research expertise is at the forefront in the fields of regenerative medicine and biomaterials, exploiting the latest medical technology trends and techniques,. By combining the strengths of microsystem and nano technologies, biotechnology and regenerative biology and information and communication technologies, we are able to assist in the development of new and cost-effective diagnostic and therapeutic tools to meet the challenges that current demographic trends pose for the future of our healthcare system.
We are focusing on the development and application of miniaturized methods and systems in neurotechnology and medical diagnostics. The establishment of active implants for the ears, eyes and brain, as well as lab-on-a-chip systems for mobile diagnostics, pose numerous challenges in terms of both the materials and production technologies employed.
The strength of the NMI lies firstly in the interdisciplinary skills offered by its workforce, whose expertise range from the diverse fields of materials science, biology and medicine. Together with a range of cell culture processes established in house, combined with selected animal studies, this has led to a significant increase in the speed of output of new developments. To add to this, the institute offers comprehensive know-how in the optimization of biomaterials and in the use of adult stem cells.
The functionality and safety of implants is largely down to the materials used. Gels, foams and particles form the basis of new experimental and therapeutic approaches.
The growing demands in the development and licensing of innovative medical technologies represent a major challenge for small and medium-sized enterprises in particular. Our knowledge of regulatory requirements for medical technology, our accredited methods for license-related testing and our skills in material development, material testing, interface and surface analysis, and bonding technology, have proved their worth, as evidenced by the many service contracts won and research networks forged.