Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI

We transfer biomedical research into the clinic.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI investigates and develops solutions to specific problems at the interfaces of medicine, life sciences and engineering. One of the institute‘s main tasks is to conduct contract research for companies, hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and research institutes operating in the field of biotechnology, pharma­ceuticals and medical engineering.

The Fraunhofer IZI develops, optimizes and validates methods, materials and products within the business fields cell and gene therapy, drugs and vaccines, molecular diagnostics and immunodiagnostics, as well as extracorporeal therapies. Its areas of competence lie in cell biology, immunology, drug biochemistry, bioanalytics and bioproduction as well as process development and automation. Research in these areas is centered around developments in immuno-oncology and infectious disease pathology. The S3 safety laboratory allows research and development activities to be conducted and highly pathogenic agents investigated under biosafety level 3 conditions.

The institute works in close cooperation with hospital institutions and performs quality tests besides manufacturing investigational medicinal products in line with GMP requirements. Furthermore, it supports partners in developing processes for the pharmaceutical production of ATMPs and biologicals, for example by helping them to obtain manufacturing licenses.

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Latest press releases

20.12.2022

Software development expands portfolio of RIBOLUTION Biomarker Center at Fraunhofer IZI

Audit confirms RIBOLUTION Biomarker Center at Fraunhofer IZI the successful implementation of software development processes for medical devices software (according to IEC 62304 and ISO 14971).
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15.12.2022

Hydrogels for tissue engineering

For the development and behavior of cells, their biomechanical environment is as important as biochemical signaling molecules. In the body, biomechanical stimuli are exerted in particular by the extracellular matrix, which provides shape to tissues and surrounds many cell types.
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14.12.2022

Fraunhofer IZI implements digital Manufacturing Execution System

With the aim of faster, safer and more cost-effective manufacturing of advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs), the Department GMP Cell and Gene Therapy of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI implements a digital Manufacturing Execution System provided by Lonza.
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25.10.2022

International research team elucidates molecular structure of Meprin alpha

Together with colleagues from Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) and other institutions, Fraunhofer IZI researchers have elucidated the helical ultrastructure of the metalloprotease Meprin alpha. The results have now been published in the journal Nature Communications.
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Events

 

The Fraunhofer IZI offers its partners and guests space for communication.

Utilize our modern and representative premises for your event. The generously proportioned and modern space offered at the Institute provides space for, e. g., workshops, symposia, conferences and lectures.

 

 

Fraunhofer Prize for “Human- and Environment-Centered Technology” 2021

For a vaccine production process that is faster, more efficient and more environmentally friendly.

 

Fraunhofer lighthouse project

Automated production technologies for mRNA-based drugs

 

Saxon future cluster

SaxoCell

 

Annual report 2021/22

The annual report gives you an insight into the structure of the Fraunhofer IZI, our services, important events and publications, offers, as well as selected project examples.

Research projects funded by the EU

Research projects at Fraunhofer IZI that are supported by the Land of Saxony / Saxony-Anhalt / Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania using funds provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

 

Business units and core competencies

The Fraunhofer IZI offers R&D services for pharmaceutical, biotechnological and medical technology companies as well as for partners from research institutions, hospitals and diagnostic laboratories.

Jobs / career

We keep you informed on current job offers at the Fraunhofer IZI. Find out about the possibilities the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft could offer you as an employer.

Publications

We gladly provide our clients and partners as well as the interested public with information on our research activities.

 

Contact

Fraunhofer IZI

 

Perlickstraße 1
04103 Leipzig
Germany

Phone +49 341 35536-1000
Fax +49 341 35536-8-1000

 

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