R&D expertise

We develop intelligent healthcare solutions – always with a focus on translation into applications for the market.

Interdisciplinarity is our strength

With a view to the needs of tomorrow, our research and development expertise represents the focus of our work and provides a framework for intelligent healthcare solutions – always with a focus on translation into applications for the market.

Many of our ideas and innovations emerge at the interface between medical science, natural science, computer science and engineering – this interdisciplinarity is our strength. For more than four decades, we have been transferring findings and know-how into values, services and products for society and humankind, pursuing our vision of being “pioneers for sustainable health”.  


Fraunhofer ITEM publications

Here please find publications by Fraunhofer ITEM scientists, sorted by subject area and year.

For more than four decades, we have been developing solutions for human health


Lung research

Research for healthy lungs: Airway research has been a focus at Fraunhofer ITEM ever since the institute was founded. 

Medical and pharmaceutical engineering

Next to innovative inhalation technologies, our focus is on developing novel technologies for administration of therapeutic aerosols by means of smart drug/device combination products.


Malignant disease research

The Fraunhofer ITEM Division of Personalized Tumor Therapy in Regensburg is aimed at understanding a patient’s individual condition, establishing appropriate diagnostics and optimizing therapies.

Bioinformatics and AI

Our researchers develop methods for preparation, analysis and visualization of biomedical data, as well as data models and data analysis pipelines. The focus is on the mapping of cellular and regulatory processes and their translation into applications.


RNA technologies

RNA-based therapeutics are a drug class with huge potential for medicine. Fraunhofer ITEM researchers develop novel drugs and methods for RNA-based therapeutic concepts.



Based on the next generation risk assessment concept, Fraunhofer ITEM develops new assessment strategies to provide predictive models for assessing the safety of compounds, active pharmaceutical ingredients and drugs.

Immunology and infection research

The development, formulation and mode of delivery of anti-infective agents, for example for inhaled administration as drug aerosols, are research topics of current interest at the institute.

Project archive

Here you can find more projects sorted by our research and development competences. 

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Research at Fraunhofer ITEM is focused on human health – and this has been so for over four decades.