The Bioanalytics and Bioprocesses Branch in Potsdam-Golm was affiliated with the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology on July 1, 2014. The site was initially founded in 2005 as a branch of the Fraunhofer IBMT and has since worked on technological solutions for biomedicine and diagnostics as well as for biotechnology and bioproduction.
The interdisciplinary team comprising natural scientists, engineers and technicians develops powerful, analytical methods for the detection and validation of pathogens and biological markers besides processes to obtain, handle and manipulate cells and biomolecules. In this context, the team develops applications for personalized medicine, as well as biosensors and detection procedures for the areas of agriculture and the environment, for a broad spectrum of substance classes.
The site has the state-of-the-art infrastructure required for miniaturizing and automating biological processes. This includes various biosensor and biochip technologies, pipetting robots and micro and nano-dispensers, besides many different rapid-prototyping procedures.
A further special feature of the branch‘s facilities is the life culture collection of cryophilic algae (CCCryo), which serves as a resource for developing production processes for novel, industrial bioproducts.