The right location - the IIB e.V. and its collaborating partners at the University of Rostock
Applied research and development is undertaken at the Institute for ImplantTechnology and Biomaterials e.V., Associate Institute of the University of Rostock, in close collaboration with the Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rostock‘s University Medicine. The Institute for ImplantTechnology and Biomaterials e.V., founded on 10 June 1996 in Warnemünde, is a non-university non-profit research facility whose operations are divided into commercial and non-commercial activities. It is run by an honorary Management Board.
The Institute for Biomedical Engineering, which is a cooperating partner, is based at the University of Rostock – the oldest university in the Baltic Sea area, founded in 1419. The Institute for Biomedical Engineering (Director: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus-Peter Schmitz) benefits from the many years of experience in research into the field of artificial organs and biomaterials in Rostock. As an interface between the University Medicine, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the Institute is multidisciplinary by nature and thus provides a foundation for interdisciplinary work together with the following bodies within the University of Rostock:
- Institute of Biomedical Engineering
- Institute of Anatomy
- Department of Ophtalmology
- Department of Surgery
- Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
- Department of Cardiac Surgery
- Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases
- Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology
- Department of Fluid Technology and Microfluidics
- Department of Fluid Dynamics
- Department of Materials Technology
- Department of Materials in Medical Engineering
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
- Institute of Chemistry
- Institute of Physics
An important value of this collaboration is commitment to research and teaching. For example, the research content of the two institutes flows directly into the “Biomedical Engineering“ interdisciplinary Bachelors/Masters degree course. In addition to this, the two institutes provide emerging scientists with excellent prospects for qualification and participation in innovative research projects in the area of biomedical engineering at its Rostock location.
The institutes have well equipped modern laboratory rooms and research instruments available to them in the Warnemünde Research Centre (FZW) in Rostock. Over the last few years the institutes have become established in the biomedical research market, especially through scientific cooperation, third-party funding and contract research for industry. The structures within the institutes and their interdisciplinary focus allow them to respond flexibly to current trends in research and development.