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The research and development projects of Fraunhofer EMB are given a new dynamic due to society's desire for a sustainable bio-based economy. Our technologies address global challenges such as climate change, the decline in biodiversity as well as the problem of increasingly scarce resources and usable space with a simultaneously growing world population.

In particular, biotechnology shows its key role as a driver and pioneer for new technologies and manufacturing processes.

The competencies and business areas of the Fraunhofer EMB have the prospect of securing biodiversity, optimizing the food supply and maintaining the health of the population through healthy food and innovative medical processes. This is not about improved long-term therapy but about regenerative healing.

We look forward to giving you impulses together with new technologies and products of the bioeconomy.

The EMB is an associated part of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Individualized and Cell-Based Medical Engineering IMTE.


Advantage through tech transfer: the successful transfer strategy of the Fraunhofer EMB

In the past year, Fraunhofer EMB achieved high returns through spin-offs and was honored for the best acquisition in September 2020. Fraunhofer Venture spoke to Professor Charli Kruse, head of the EMB, about the strategic background.

How do we want to manage and produce?

In the EVOBIO project coordinated by Fraunhofer IGB, 19 Fraunhofer institutes are working on solutions for a sustainable economy. They have developed new process concepts with which material flows in bioeconomic process cycles can be used to produce optimized materials for innovative products.

Exhibit "Ecosystem Aquaculture" on the MS Science

In the Science Year 2020|21 - Bioeconomy the exhibition ship MS Wissenschaft toured 19 cities in Germany on behalf of the BMBF. It will also continue in 2021.


The Fraunhofer EMB is represented in the exhibition and informs with its exhibit "Ecosystem Aquaculture" about sustainable circulation systems of the future.

Bioeconomy - bio-based and sustainable economic growth

Could the current corona crisis be an opportunity to move our economic system from a linear to a circular economy?
Find out in the current Fraunhofer magazine about the possible prospects for sustainable business models.

Larvae of the soldier fly as an alternative fish food

For aquaculture facilities in Africa, insect proteins represent a favorable feed source with a high protein content. In a cooperative project, Fraunhofer EMB is setting up a pilot plant in Malawi for the production of black soldier fly. 

COVID-19 antibody test: Fraunhofer EMB supports EUROIMMUN AG

For the production of new serological test systems for COVID-19 diagnosis, the Fraunhofer EMB provides its laboratory infrastructure and expert knowledge.

Fish cell cultures help fight viral fish diseases

In a new project funded by the BMBF, the Fraunhofer EMB is establishing cell cultures from salmon and trout that can be used in the development of vaccines against orthoreoviruses.

In vitro diagnosis of asthma

Worldwide, more than 235 million people suffer from asthma. Early diagnosis is important for dangerous respiratory diseases. Unfortunately, several test methods cannot be used with children. An EMB research team is devoting itself to this problem by developing an innovative rapid test.

Improved nutrition for Malawi’s rural population

The Fraunhofer EMB and its partners have taken a whole package of measures to improve the precarious food situation in Malawi: with new breeding facilities, optimized breeding protocols, new, protein-rich fish feed as well as training and education programs.

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European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)