Your partner for the development of new technologies

The Fraunhofer EMB combines scientific know-how with industry related research in the field of life sciences. We develop new technologies, processes and devices for cell isolation, cell handling and cell analysis. The core competences of our institution are cell and tissue culture methods of diverse vertebrates from fish to humans.  With the “Cryo-Brehm” we maintain one of the biggest archives for cell cultures from vertebrates worldwide. The innovative cell technologies are deployed in diagnosis & prevention, medicine and cosmetics. Moreover, we work on possibilities to exploit aquatic natural resources for food engineering and we are equipped with large-scale technological aquaculture facilities in which marine organisms are cultivated.


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.


Prime Minister Günther and the consular corps visiting Lübeck's Fraunhofer Institute


Fraunhofer EMB celebrated its 10th anniversary with a ceremony and an entrepreneur's evening


9th Symposium for Industrial Cell Technology

Developers and users of the Biotechnology and Medical Technology Industry discussed the opportunities of Cell Technology from 6 to 7 September in Lübeck.


Machine learning for precision medicine

New research project for the in vitro diagnosis of asthma



In many regions of Germany carp farming suffers significantly from the Koi Herpesvirus-Infection. To contain this disease in endemic areas and to protect healthy carp stocks from infection, an improvement of diagnostic methods and a development of preventive measures are required. With the KHV-Vacc project an improvement of diagnostics of CyHV-3 through cell culture as well as the development of new vaccines (including adjuvants) shall be achieved.


High-level Chilean visit

On August 18, 2017 a delegation headed by Pablo Berazaluce, Chilean undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Dr. José Miguel Burgos, the director of Sernapesca, visited the Fraunhofer EMB.


„Ich liebe Fisch“

We have a new cooperation project that is funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture with a about 1,25 million Euro grant.

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Financed by the European Union

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

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