Biotechnology and environmental technology are also strands of health research. Fraunhofer researchers are developing ways of synthetically producing biomolecules for the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries. Research topics include technologies for providing clean drinking water and testing the toxicity of harmful substances – for instance nanoparticles – and looking into ways of replacing these substances in industrial production.
Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences
The Fraunhofer Life Sciences Alliance offers support in the testing and evaluation of chemicals and advises on the introduction of new technologies, including technology assessment and risk evaluation.