Business Unit - Medical Engineering

Medical technology will continue to have significant impact on the quality of life in our modern civilization. The adoption of electronics and microtechnology has had tremendous impact on previously uncurable diseases, on the autonomy of patients and promises improvements for future treatment and diagnosis.

Neural trauma have been addressed as well as chronic diseases and pain treatment. Novel diagnostic concepts allow faster detection of the diseases‘ origin and faster development of new pharmaceutical agents. For more than a decade Fraunhofer IZM has served the medical industry with its technology portfolio adapted to heart pace makers, to retinal implants, to lab-on-chip platforms, to neuroprosthetic devices and hearing aids. We act as a one-stop-shop solution provider for customers from research and industry in search for miniaturized integration of microelectronic, microsensory, microfluidic and micro-optical systems.

Projects and more information

Early diagnosis of CVD


Development a nanotechnology-based handheld point-of-care testing (POCT) analysis device for its application in the early diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).

Spectral tissue sensing


The InSPECT project aims at developing and integrating photonic building blocks for a new class of low-cost miniaturized spectral tissue sensing devices.


Tumor therapy using implantable independent micro dosing systems – highly miniaturized control of a piezo actuator. (German)

Packaging and Interconnection for Medical Engineering

Interfacing implanted devices with biological tissue is a central research topic 

Imaging & Microscopy

Imaging & Microscopy has published an article about lensless microscopy by Fraunhofer IZM’s Moritz Huble in its current online issue! 

Ambient Assisted Living Alliance

Fraunhofer IZM is a member of Fraunhofer's Ambient Assisted Living Alliance 

Research News


Modular measurement wristband for personalized dementia therapy



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Brochure: Medical Engineering