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.


Co-operation with Japanese scientists from Kobe solemnly started

A new German-Japanese research cooperation with scientists from Kobe was commenced with a ceremony on December 4th.


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.



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.


Press release 8th Symposium for Industrial Cell Technology


„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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