United against Corona

Fraunhofer vs. Corona

Fraunhofer experts are supporting the efforts of industry and society to cope with the immediate effects and the consequences to come of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fraunhofer IZI is involved with the following projects.

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C19 lung chip

Drug repurposing using a COVID-19 infection model in an immunocompetent lung-on-chip platform



Testing of vaccines and active agents against SARS-CoV-2



Development of a Sars-CoV-2-specific vaccine based on Herpes viruses



Covid-19 peptide binding analysis for diagnostics and treatment



Examination of the influence of virus inactivation on the epitope spectrum in (COVID-19) serums



Virucidal tungsten carbide-based component surfaces for intensive medical and nursing care facilities


disCoVer 21

Highly sensitive lateral flow systems for the detection of viral pathogens



Drug repurposing for Corona



Built-up Existing and Advanced Therapy strategies against COVID-19

Full force against the pandemic and its consequences

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has provided funds for research on coronavirus and for the development of drugs and vaccines.



Human antibodies against SARS-CoV2 for COVID-19 prevention and treatment



Analysis of the innate immune recognition of SARS-CoV-2 using recombinant viruses



SARS-CoV-2 specific serological diagnostics based on epitopes

Research funding from the German Free State of Saxony

The German Free State of Saxony provides funding for research on SARS-CoV2.



Clinical study regarding the use of ACE inhibitors as a treatment option in the fight against COVID-19



Saxon COVID-19 research consortium of non-university, university and clinical partners