The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems covers the complete field of advanced ceramics, from basic research to applications. Services include the development and application of modern advanced ceramic materials, the development of industrial powder metallurgical technologies, and the manufacturing of prototypical components. Structural ceramics, functional ceramics and cermets are the main focus with emphasis on innovative complex systems which are applied in many industry sectors.
Starting from the know-how already available and the experience in classical robotics, sensor technology and development of very fast controllers, new drive systems and tools for precision positioning up to the nanometer range are developed.
Hybrid biological and synthetic particles have been developed which simulate the properties at the cell surfaces. On the surface of these cell-mimetic, i.e. cell-imitating, nanoparticles, membrane proteins are bound in such a way that their biological properties are fully maintained.