The Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Techniques (iba) was founded in 1992 as a non-university research institute sponsored by the Free State of Thuringia.
The institute’s staff, an interdisciplinary team of scientists, graduate engineers and technicians, possess many years of experience in applied research and in product development. New and modernized buildings and laboratories, equipped with the latest technology, ensure optimal work conditions and thus form the necessary background for innovative research and development work.
iba’s research focuses on the use of biological functional mechanisms for ensuring the functionality of technical systems and on the provision of technical systems for safeguarding biological functions.
The scientific profile is defined with "Biotechniques at Interfaces". This makes clear that iba deals primarily with such research topics which target technical systems with the aid of which it is possible to implement the results of fundamental scientific research in Life Sciences on the basis of examining and changing biological function areas between biological and technical components of these systems.
iba comprises three departments for handling its research tasks - Analytical Measurement Techniques, Bioprocess Techniques and Biomaterials. The respective sections utilize on the one hand their specific know-how and on the other hand the wide variety of synergy effects existing between the institute’s departments in order to realize the individual research projects. This guarantees that research results take into account all aspects of measuring and process technologies as well as the aspects of the interfaces existing between biological systems and technical materials and thus address the demands for application-oriented research.
Institut für Bioprozess- und Analysenmesstechnik e.V.
Further information: http://www.iba-heiligenstadt.de