High-Performance Center Medical and Pharmaceutical Engineering

Our mission

The High-Performance Center Medical and Pharmaceutical Engineering is aimed at easing the translation of ideas into successful applications – consistently focusing on user safety. The combined expertise of the Fraunhofer Institutes ITEM and IST as well as the Fraunhofer Research Institution IMTE provides an ideal basis for accelerating scientific developments in medical and pharmaceutical technologies to provide state-of-the-art applications for patients. Our services include consultancy and development in the fields of neuro- and inhalation technology as well as pharmaceutical process engineering in the fields of imaging, additive manufacturing, drug formulation and aerosol technology.

Our focus

The focus of our research and innovation transfer is on patient-specific implants (PSI) and respiratory systems as well as on individualized drug manufacturing.


Launch of the High-Performance Center

Launched in March 2021, the High-Performance Center provides a unique platform for research and innovation transfer into patient care.


Expert panel on medical technology

Fraunhofer ITEM, Fraunhofer IIS and DGBMT are offering a periodic expert panel on medical technology solutions from applied research. As of October, the focus of this format will be on “Smart Implants”. The series of web seminars offers insights into new research developments, innovative products and their potential applications, in addition to facilitating new contacts and networking between experts and participants.

The next webinar will be announced soon. Please note that the webinar will be held in German and the below link will lead you to a landing page in German language.

Event / 31.5.2022

Center of Pharmaceutical Engineering: Industry Day 2022

“Go Green: Sustainable production of active pharmaceutical ingredients” is the key topic of the Industry Day 2022. This networking event is being co-organized by the Center of Pharmaceutical Engineering and the innovation network for pharmaceutical production technology ProPharm. The target group of the Industry Day 2022, to be held on May 31, 2022, 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. (CEST), are in particular decision-makers and multipliers from industry and academia.

Please note that the event will be held in German and the below link will lead you to a landing page in German language.

Event / 20.6.2022

Regulatory Forum: Regulatory paths for personalized medical devices

Individualized medical device engineering, such as 3D-manufacturing, point-of-care manufacturing, AI-powered personalized software, but also companion diagnostics, is a key element of personalized medicine. The interactive workshop, “Regulatory paths for personalized medical devices – challenges and implementation concepts“, provides an information exchange forum at the interface between the possibilities of biomedical engineering and regulatory requirements in the field of personalized medical devices. Based on the current understanding of the regulatory framework in this field, case studies will be used to present and discuss the challenges and possible solutions for placing personalized medical devices on the European market.