With application-oriented research and development in microelectronics, systems engineering and mechatronics, we strengthen small and medium-sized enterprises in particular. As a transfer partner of universities, we incorporate the results of basic research into applications. We bundle our know-how to accompany our partners in their target applications from the feasibility study to series production.Research and development services in the life sciences field:
- Design and realisation of application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs)
- Development of bioanalytical and biomedical sensors
- Development of systems for physical, biological and chemical measurands
- Wireless signal detection and transmission, to keep biological samples intact and germ-free
- Development of systems solutions for smart metering, diagnostic and monitoring systems
- Development of high-precision and highly dynamic actuators for e.g. medical applications
Under the guiding principle „We connect IT to the real world“ we are designing and creating sensor and actuator systems, control and feedback systems, and signal processing systems, then also integrating the systems and linking them to their environment.
Our institute was founded in 1995 as an associated research institute of the Ilmenau Technical University and is a non-profit company owned by the “Land” of Thüringen, Germany. At the headquarters in Ilmenau and the branch office in Erfurt, around 80 employees are currently working on funded projects, industry-related development projects and as R&D service providers. IMMS life science focus
Our life science focus is the research and development of application-specific integrated electronic circuits (ASICs) and sensor systems for quantitative rapid tests and in-vitro diagnosis and for the monitoring of therapeutic progress. The novel systems bring closer a future of point-of-care testing for, among other things, early cancer diagnosis, which is fast, reliable, cheap and largely automated.
We therefore build upon our multi-parameter microelectronics-based platforms and harnesses off-the-shelf, reasonably priced fabrication techniques and CMOS technology. One important research focus is the integration of a variety of detection principles into a single electronic sensor chip which can be used to measure biological and chemical features. We work in close conjunction with our life science partners to match the systems to their application, for instance by providing interfaces that are made of biocompatible materials or by accommodating the packaging.