Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Techniques e.V.

About us

The Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Techniques (iba) was founded in 1992 as a non-university research institute sponsored by the Free State of Thuringia. 
The institute is staffed by approximately 60 employees, an interdisciplinary team of scientists, graduate engineers and technicians, possessing many years of experience in applied research and in product development.

New and modernized buildings and laboratories, equipped with the latest technology, ensure optimal work conditions and thus form the necessary background for innovative research and development work.

In addition to the interdisciplinary background of the research team and the transdisciplinary working environment, the research laboratories are equipped to an international level.
The technical, chemical and biological laboratories (including more specialized laboratories) are equipped with appropriate research equipment.
This extends from classical optical measurement techniques (UV/VIS/IR Spectroscopy) to modern imaging methods (e.g. two-photon microscopy, atomic force microscopy, imaging ellipsometry) to chemical und electrochemical measurement techniques and also to techniques for cultivating cells and microorganisms (bioreactors, incubators).
The necessary experimental setups can be fabricated in a specialized mechanical workshop.

Products and Services

iba's research focuses on the use of biological functional mechanisms for ensuring the functionality of technical systems and on the provision of technical systems for safeguarding biological functions.
The scientific profile is defined with "Biotechniques at Interfaces".

This makes clear that iba deals primarily with such research topics which target technical systems with the aid of which it is possible to implement the results of fundamental scientific research in Life Sciences on the basis of examining and changing biological function areas between biological and technical components of these systems.

We offer:  

  • Contract research  
  • Research collaboration



Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Techniques (iba)
Prof. Dr. Doris Heinrich
D-37308 Heilbad Heiligenstadt

Tel.: +49 (0) 3606 / 671-0
Fax: +49 (0) 3606 / 671-200