Tuberculosis test – faster and more sensitive due to plasma coating

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The next generation of plasma treatment

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Reducing the migration of pvc plasticizers

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New plasma jets for cleaning silver

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Structured plasma treatment for gravure printing

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Life science and ecology

In the ”Life science” field the Fraunhofer IST develops coatings, processes and equipment for a range of application fields:

Medicine and hygiene

Medical technology

  • Microfluidics
  • Biosensors
  • Lab-on-a-chip
  • Internal coating of tubes, bottles and bags
  • Functionalization of the surfaces of disposable articles
  • Implants

Cell culture technology and microbiology

  • Control of cell adhesion and differentiation
  • Control of protein adsorption
  • Coupling of antibodies
  • Cell transfection and transporation

Agricultural and foodstuffs technology


In the ”Ecology” field the Fraunhofer IST focuses on the following topics:


In addition to users in the fields mentioned, our customers also include manufacturers of equipment for surface modification and coating as well as contract coating companies at home and abroad.


For further contributions of the business unit "Life science and ecology" please click here.