Joining forces against the coronavirus

How we can now support manufacturing companies in their efforts against the CoViD-19 pandemic

At the Fraunhofer IPT, we want to support the efforts to defeat the coronavirus – with the expertise and skills that we can best contribute as a production engineering institute: We are highly specialized in automation solutions and manufacturing processes from prototypes to scaled series production. Our objective is to empower manufacturing companies to quickly and effectively provide large quantities of medical devices, vaccines, test systems and other urgently needed medical products.

From the manufacture and use of technological tools, the construction of production facilities and the design of new production processes up to the creative development and redesign of your existing product portfolio – in many fields of application we can support you at short notice with our many years of experience in production technology from research and industrial projects.

Please contact us if you are working in the following areas and are considering cooperation! We would be more than happy to discuss your ideas with you and explain our technologies to you and your team using modern communication tools.

Our competencies

Automated cell production

In the area of stem cell production, we are working on the automation of systems for the standardized production of cell products for drug testing and for reprogramming the cell genome.

Automation solutions for vaccine production

In joint projects with other Fraunhofer Institutes, we have already gained experience in the automated production of vaccines and have set up large-scale facilities.

Design of new technology and manufacturing process chains

When adapting your product portfolio, we support you in the conception, detailing and implementation of new process chains.

Management of liquidity bottlenecks and troubleshooting

We help you to uncover cost drivers, work out measures with you to counteract them and support you in their implementation.

Supply chain management and production scaling

We work with you to plan efficient and reliable process and supply chains to increase your production quantities of critical goods at short notice and avoid bottlenecks.

Adaptation of the product and production portfolio

By means of market and potential analyses, we determine which products, systems and competencies you need to quickly convert your production to urgently needed medical products.

Lab-on-a-chip systems for point-of-care diagnostics

Using various manufacturing processes, we produce miniaturized laboratory systems for rapid disposable tests in large series.

Toolmaking for complex components made of metal or plastic

We plan processes for the injection moulding of larger quantities and manufacture tools and components in our machinery using your 3D data.

Help with the production and sourcing of medical articles!

Medical facilities are lacking articles like FFP2 masks or gowns. Our partners at the RWTH Aachen Campus have therefore set up a digital platform that supports a professional sourcing and logistics chain and bundles the know-how and free capacities of manufacturing companies.

Join this initiative and provide your capacities and know-how here:


Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

Steinbachstrasse 17
52074 Aachen

Phone +49 241 8904-0
Fax +49 241 8904-198