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Cooperation and a focus on transfer

The High-Performance Center Medical and Pharmaceutical Engineering, launched in March 2021, provides a platform for research and transfer of innovations into patient care.

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.

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 / 8.9.2021

3D Week

The "3D Week" combines industry exhibition and professional networking with the scientific conference AMMM (Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine). AMMM offers valuable interaction for physicians and entrepreneurs with engineering, science and technology experts to discuss the latest achievements in 3D printing developments for medical applications.

The virtual event will take place from September 8-10, 2021.

Event / 21.3.2022

International workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a novel imaging modality that uses various static and oscillating magnetic fields to image the spatial distribution of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles with high sensitivity, without tissue background and ionizing radiation. The workshop will not only provide an opportunity to present research work and results, but also to discuss new ideas and trends in the field of MPI with an audience of scientific, medical and application experts from universities, clinical and commercial institutions.

The event will be held in Würzburg, Germany, on March 21-23, 2022.


Event / 15.9.2021


The symposium is focused on innovative methods and processes for cost-efficient development and production of customized medicines. Bringing together experts from academia and industry, it promotes multidisciplinary exchange. In addition to topics such as analytics or processes for biological and chemical agents, the development and production of vaccines is the hot topic of this year's conference.