Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine

Fraunhofer Allergen Challenge Chambers

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

more info

Cell-based in-vitro methods

One-day workshop at Fraunhofer ITEM in Hannover on November 10, 2016

more info

Some people try to breathe – but can’t

Human lung samples for studying respiratory diseases

more info

P.R.I.T.® exposure system

New approaches for in-vitro testing of inhalable substances

more info

Antibiotic-resistant pathogens

Test methods for controlling resistant germs that cause lung infections

more info

Innovative approaches for inhaled aerosol therapies

Inhaled administration of pharmaceuticals

more info

Single cells – multiple possibilities

Diagnostics in personalized tumor therapy

more info


News / 13.9.2016

Award for Fraunhofer ITEM scientist

Fraunhofer ITEM scientist Dr. Christina Hesse was awarded a prize during this year’s congress of the European Respiratory Society.

News / 13.9.2016

European Congress of Toxicologic Pathology

With two posters, Fraunhofer ITEM will be participating in this year's program of the European Congress of Toxicologic Pathology.

News / 18.8.2016

TRAIN Academy 2016-2018

Sign up for the next advanced professional education program "Translational Research & Medicine: From Idea to Product."

News / 11.8.2016

Start of a new proof-of-concept study

Novel anti-inflammatory drug for COPD treatment is being tested based on endotoxin challenge.

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



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.

Read more


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.

Read more


ESTIV 2016

The 19th international congress of the European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV) will be held in Juan-les-Pins (France) from October 17 to 20, 2016. This year’s scientific program will be focused on in-vitro toxicology for safety assessment. With two posters, Fraunhofer ITEM will be actively participating in the program.

Read more


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.

Read more