Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB), Germany
The Fraunhofer IGB is one of 67 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the largest European organization for application-oriented research. The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB offers R&D solutions in the fields of health, chemistry and process industry as well as the environment and energy and has a long history of development and accreditation of human in vitro models. The Attract group Organ-on-a-Chip headed by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Peter Loskill focuses on i) the development of human microphysiological platforms and generation of functional 3D tissue models from isolated primary human cells and pluripotent stem cells, ii) on the application of OoC for pharmaceutical research, toxicological screening, and mechanistic studies, specifically towards woman’s health, as well as iii) on the development of enabling technologies for OoC that support parallelization, automation and ease of use. The IGB offers clean room and microfabrication facilities, state of the art cell culture, biomaterial and specialized biomicrofluidic laboratories, and various types of microscopy techniques.
Role in the project: Coordination, Organ-on-a-Chip Developer, Cardiac and adipose tissue engineering