Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine

Workshop "Environmental Risk Assessment of VMP"

A one-day workshop on environmental risk assessment of veterinary medicinal products will be held in Hannover on November 9, 2017.

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Annual Report 2016/17

The Fraunhofer ITEM Annual Report 2016/17 is now online, both as an e-paper and in PDF format for download.

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New High-Performance Center

On April 25, the High-Performance Center Translational Biomedical Engineering was inaugurated.

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Pollen allergy

More and more people are affected by allergic rhinitis. The Fraunhofer Challenge Chambers are available for testing of anti-allergic drugs.

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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

We offer new approaches for in-vitro testing of inhalable substances.

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Personalized tumor therapy

New mechanisms of early metastatic spread in breast cancer have been discovered.

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Fraunhofer ITEM

The Fraunhofer-Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM is one of 69 institutions of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe's leading organization for applied research. Fraunhofer ITEM aims to protect man from health hazards in our industrialized world and to contribute to the development of novel therapeutic approaches, with a focus on airway research.
With a staff of approximately 300 at its locations in Hannover, Braunschweig and Regensburg, the institute cooperates with industry, service providers, and public authorities in projects that drive economic development and serve the wider benefit of society.

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Our services and expertise


Drug Development

From drug candidate to proof of concept


Chemical Safety and Assessment

From risk analysis towards safe products


Translational Biomedical Engineering

From idea to safe medical device


Personalized Tumor Therapy

From molecular analysis to personalized therapy


News / 20.9.2017


A special award for Hannover as a center of academic and scientific activity: the Hannover Science Initiative has received the FOX AWARD in GOLD 2017.

News / 14.8.2017

Nanoparticles affect the respiratory tract

New publication “Effects from a 90-day inhalation toxicity study with cerium oxide and barium sulfate nanoparticles in rats”.

News / 7.8.2017

Hanover outstanding in clinical studies

A new study reveals that Germany and especially Hanover are outstanding in clinical studies.

News / 6.7.2017

TRAIN Academy

On October 26, 2017, the TRAIN Academy will kick off its third program “Translational Research & Medicine: From Idea to Product”.


Fraunhofer ITEM

Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM

Nikolai-Fuchs-Strasse 1
30625 Hannover

Phone +49 511 5350-0



Eurotox 2017

The 53rd congress of the European Societies of Toxicology will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia, from September 10 to 13, 2017. The program with over 30 symposia and workshops will highlight novel findings in the field of toxicology.

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Workshop “Environmental Risk Assessment of Veterinary Medicinal Products – Update, Recent Developments and Implications”

In cooperation with the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), the Fraunhofer ITEM Department of Chemical Risk Assessment is offering a one-day workshop on environmental risk assessment of veterinary drugs.

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Eurobiofilms 2017

The 5th Eurobiofilms congress will be held in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) from September 19 to 22, 2017.

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ESTP 2017

The 15th European Congress of Toxicologic Pathology will be held in Lyon, France from August 29 to September 2, 2017. This congress will cover assessment of adversity of preclinical toxicopathological findings with consequences on development and regulatory approval of drugs and chemicals.

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