Micro- and Biosystems Engineering

IWS engineers utilize substantial equipment and facility installations and solid know-how to perform applied research projects in the field of micro and fine processing. Targeted applications are the miniaturization of functional elements in biosystems and medical devices. Examples include the fabrication of 3D structures of sub-millimeter dimensions and for their application in biosensor and cell structure technology. Furthermore they include the development of all  related measurement and control devices as well as the software integration.


Service Offers

  • Development, design and fabrication of lab-on-a-chip systems for in vitro substance testing
  • Development of automated measuring systems for assembly, control, supply and analysis of lab-on-a-chip systems
  • Development, integration and optimization of optical measuring systems for lab-on-a-chip systems
  • Analysis of analyte-ligand interactions by surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technology (e.g. protein-protein, antigen-antigen, DNA-DNA, RNA-DNA)


  • SPR-measuring device
  • 3D plotter
  • Micro-Contact-Printing System
  • Modular fluorescence measuring system
  • Nanoplotter
  • Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
  • Robotic multi-portal system
  • Modular oxygen measuring device



Donor/recipient on chip device for automated, cell-based crossmatch to expand survival of living kidney transplants

Press and Media


Press Release / 16.4.2024

New Opportunity for Cancer Therapy

Miniature Lab Provides Insights into Metastases Development 


Press release / 9.1.2023

Radioactive Substances Fight Cancer in the Mini-lab

Reduction of Animal Experiments in Radiopharmaceutical Research with a New Idea


Press release / 27.1.2022

Lab-on-chip Systems: From Prototype to Series Production in No Time

Collaboration solves industrialization problem of manufacturers