Bio- and Medical Technology


Ceramic materials and surfaces


  • High-purity dense or porous bioceramics [Al2O3, ZrO2 (ATZ, ZTA, Y-TZP), Ca3(PO4)2), HAP, Si3N4]
  • Open-cell foam ceramics and metal foams
  • Glass and glass ceramics
  • Oxide and non-oxide ceramics with precise electric, thermal, mechanical and optical functionalities
  • Composites and material compounds (porous/dense, metal/ceramic)




  • Powder and slip preparation, granulate development
  • Casting, pressing and (thermo)plastic shaping processes
  • Foaming and replica technologies for cellular structures
  • CAD/CAM line, additive manufacturing processes (powder- and suspension-based)
  • Manufacturing of blanks and preforms by dry pressing
  • Sample series of oxide ceramic semi-finished products (certified according to EN ISO 13485:2016)
  • Plasma coating and sol-gel processes
  • Thick-film and multilayer technology (complete line for HTCC, LTCC)
  • Thin-film technology (thermal CVD, PECVD, thermal ALD, PVD, LPD)
  • Joining technologies for ceramic/metal and ceramic/ceramic combinations
  • High-temperature isostatic pressing/post-HIP processes
  • Micro- and surface preparation; surface functionalization (inkjet and aerosol printing, diode laser array finishing)
  • Biocompatible joining and packaging techniques, medical device construction


Diagnostic/therapeutic systems and characterization


  • Bioelectrical, topography-based, acoustic and optical measuring systems
  • Biophysical characterization on nano, micro and macro level (TEM, SEM, AFM, AFAM, Raman)
  • In vivo as well as in vitro analysis and diagnostic systems
  • Plasmonic sensor systems
  • Biological evaluation of materials (medical products) in accordance with DIN EN ISO 10993
  • Differentiation assays
  • Development and industrial implementation of innovative in vitro test methods