Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine

Fraunhofer Allergen Challenge Chambers

To the Fraunhofer Allergen Challenge Chamber by bus, train, or plane

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Some people try to breathe – but can’t

Human lung samples for studying respiratory diseases

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P.R.I.T.® exposure system

New approaches for in-vitro testing of inhalable substances

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Antibiotic-resistant pathogens

Test methods for controlling resistant germs that cause lung infections

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Innovative approaches for inhaled aerosol therapies

Inhaled administration of pharmaceuticals

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Single cells – multiple possibilities

Diagnostics in personalized tumor therapy

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News / 22.11.2016

Seminar "Models of Lung Disease"

Now available: The program of the Fraunhofer Seminar "Models of Lung Disease" on January 19 and 20, 2017.

News / 2.12.2016

Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting 2017

From March 12 to 16, Fraunhofer ITEM will be participating in the SOT Annual Meeting 2017 and related exhibition ToxExpo.

News / 30.11.2016

The third issue of “ITEM News” is online

Stay updated on Fraunhofer ITEM research activities, publications, and events. 

News / 29.11.2016

New EU regulation on medical devices

Fraunhofer ITEM assists manufacturers with implementing the new EU regulation, to become effective in mid-2017.

Our services and expertise


Drug Development

From drug candidate to proof of concept


Chemical Safety and Assessment

Towards safe products


Translational Medical Engineering

From idea to safe medical device


Project Group on Personalized Tumor Therapy

From molecular analysis to personalized therapy


Fraunhofer ITEM

Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM

Nikolai-Fuchs-Strasse 1
30625 Hannover

Phone +49 511 5350-0



SOT 2017

From March 12 to 16, Fraunhofer ITEM will be participating in the SOT Annual Meeting 2017 and related exhibition ToxExpo. Visitors are cordially invited to meet us at our booth no. 2266 and to join our exhibitor-hosted seminars "Optimized testing of nanomaterials: a case report" and "Integrated approaches for inhalation toxicity assessment".

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Fraunhofer Seminar "Models of Lung Disease"

The 16th Fraunhofer Seminar "Models of Lung Disease" will be held in the Clinical Research Center Hannover (Hannover, Germany) on January 19 and 20, 2017, organized by Fraunhofer ITEM in cooperation with the German Center for Lung Research (DZL). Online registration is open.

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Workshop on "Cell-based in-vitro methods for investigations on biological effects of inhalable compounds"

This one-day workshop at Fraunhofer ITEM in Hannover, Germany, will give a brief overview on a large range of scientific and practical topics related to this emerging field of in-vitro toxicology, including design of experimental setups, aerosol-related questions, state-of-the-art exposure methods, biological test systems, and regulatory aspects.

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2nd Joint Symposium on Nanotechnology

The 2nd Joint Symposium on Nanotechnology, organized by the Fraunhofer Nanotechnology Alliance together with the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment BfR, will be held in Hannover (Germany) on April 6 and 7, 2017. Online registration is open.

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