This unit offers the application-related and customer-specific development of procedures and prototypes for cultivating, characterizing and processing demanding cell samples. Our expertise in microreactors, microfluidics, sensor technology and functional polymer coatings forms the basis of innovative solution concepts, which are complemented by our established knowledge in the fields of cell biology, toxicology and bioanalytics. The unit's interdisciplinary orientation enables us to provide well-founded, targeted advice and to efficiently cater to your specific needs. Our work focuses on (i) developing in-vitro test procedures to be able to assess the toxicity of drugs and chemicals based on highly functional microbioreactors and sophisticated cell models, as well as (ii) establishing intelligent polymer coatings which allow the behavior of adherent cells to be controlled on technical surfaces. State-of-the-art facilities are available for all of these development tasks.