Projects in the anti corona program

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Safe water for rural areas in Southern Africa

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M2ARS - Modifications of membranes for wastewater treatment of heavy metals

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Diamond cleans drinking water in Africa

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Characterization of coated polymer implant structures

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Bringing medical innovations more swiftly to the patient

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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:

Cell culture technology and microbiology

  • Control of cell adhesion and differentiation
  • Control of protein adsorption
  • Coupling of antibodies
  • Cell transfection and transporation
  • Medical technology
  • Microfluidics
  • Biosensors
  • Lab-on-a-chip
  • Implants
  • Sterilization of surfaces and disinfection
  • Coating and functionalization of medical disposable articles

Agricultural and foodstuffs technology

  • Disinfection
  • Disinfection of packaging
  • Barrier coatings
  • Antiadhesive coatings

Water and air purification technology

  • Water disinfection and wastewater treatment by means of diamond electrodes
  • Photocatalytic air and water purification systems


  • Standardized test procedures for the neutral evaluation of photocatalytic properties of products

Textile technology

  • Halogen-free flame protection for textiles

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.



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