Profile of the Fraunhofer Institution

The Fraunhofer Institution for Marine Biotechnology and Cell Technology is a member of the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and addresses the development of new technologies in the fields of cell technology and aquatic biotechnology. The biotechnological use of cells is the focus of the research and development projects which we advance in collaboration with industrial companies and clinics. Especially in the fields of therapy, diagnosis and prevention, new lab-devices are developed and possible cell-based applications for the hospitals are tested.

With our scope on marine biotechnology and the application of molecular and cytological methods for aquaculture we work on topics regarding the future field bio-economy. The exploitation and utilization of organisms from aquaculture for the food industry is an important core aspect of the EMB research. With the “Cryo-Brehm” we maintain one of the biggest archives for cell cultures from vertebrates worldwide.

In our building we have about 5.200 m2 floor area, which is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and devices for the mentioned fields of research. Our direct neighborhood to the University of Lübeck, the University of Applied Sciences and the UKSH facilitates close interlocking of the research tasks between these institutions.