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2015|16 Annual Report Fraunhofer IGB

10 Application-oriented and interdisciplinary Our overriding goal is the translation of scientific and engi- neering research results into similarly economically efficient and sustainable processes and products. Our strength lies in offering complete solutions from laboratory scale to pilot plant. More than ever, the success of new products and processes is dependent on interdisciplinary and constructive cooperation between science and engineering perts in the fields of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering work effectively together at Fraunhofer IGB, its branches at Leuna, Straubing and Würzburg, and our Stuttgart University IGVP partner institute ustomers benefit from the synergies and multi- disciplinary potential at our institute, which facilitate novel approaches and innovative solutions in areas such as medical engineering, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, and environmental technology. Competences Departments in Stuttgart Interfacial Engineering and Materials Science Molecular Biotechnology Physical Process Technology Environmental Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering Cell and Tissue Engineering Branches of the institute Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP, Leuna branch Bio, Electro, and Chemocatalysis BioCat, Straubing branch Translational Center “Regenerative Therapies for Oncology and Musculoskeletal Diseases”, Würzburg branch Guiding principles: mission statement and vision “At Fraunhofer IGB we carry out application-oriented research according to the principles of good scientific practice and on the basis of our competences and guiding principles in the areas of medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, the environment and energy. With our innovations we contribute to a sustainable development of the economy, society and the environment.” E V E R B E T T E R T O G E T H E R . BRIEF PROFILE PROFILE The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB develops and optimizes pro- cesses and products for the business areas of medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, the environment, and en- ergy. In addition to contract R&D we offer our clients services in analytics and advise on the introduction of novel technologies. Our customers come from various industries as well as municipal, state (Länder) and federal authorities.