Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals

Automated production equipment and new manufacturing processes

With the spread of modern molecular and cell technologies, biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry are undergoing a transformation that is bringing about completely new and advanced therapeutic approaches: New cell therapies, for example based on stem cells, require efficient and at the same time flexible production processes. At the same time, regulatory requirements are obliging manufacturing companies to implement elaborate control and quality assurance measures.

Fraunhofer IPT is researching concepts with which manufacturing companies in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries can prepare themselves for the challenges of the future: We automate laboratory processes to increase throughput and quality and reduce costs. We also network systems and investigate how process data from production facilities can be used to optimize production systems and products.

ICAB – International Community for Advanced Biomanufacturing

ICAB is a community of biotech and pharmaceutical industry companies committed to collaborating on solutions to make the production of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products more efficient, resilient and sustainable.

Are you interested in becoming a member or do you have further questions? Contact our ICAB Community Manager Kai Janning now.


Tissue engineering

Here, biology and technology come together to heal diseases and support natural wound healing using tissue cells generated in vitro.


Automated production

Automating the production of stem cells and other biological products promises higher production rates and quality at lower cost and with complete documentation.


Quality control for cell production

In cell product manufacturing, automated measurement techniques can improve the frequency of data acquisition and replace random sampling.


Pharma 4.0

Digitization, networking and automation enable closer monitoring of production processes and help meet regulatory requirements for traceability and anti-counterfeiting.


Technology, quality and data management

As a production technology research institute, Fraunhofer IPT has many years of in-house experience with production processes, manufacturing methods, metrological systems, process automation, and technology and quality management. We are happy to advise you on the use of new and proven technologies for the manufacture of medical, biotechnological and pharmaceutical products and offer you individual system solutions for your operation.



We exchange information on new developments with other research institutes – particularly intensively with the Fraunhofer IME in Aachen and the Fraunhofer CMI in Boston/USA.