With the Lower Saxony Center for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development (NIFE) in Hannover, the region and the state of Lower Saxony are in the international spotlight as one of the leading locations for biomedical research and development.
The NIFE, founded by the Hannover Medical School (MHH), the Foundation of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo) and the Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) in cooperation with the Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH), aims to bundle transdisciplinary research and development with a focus on implant research in Lower Saxony.
In particular, NIFE is to take into account the ever-increasing requirements for suitable and demand-oriented implants, which result not least from demographic developments, and to research innovative approaches. In this way, the problem areas that are essential in implant research and development, such as biocompatibility, infection and biofunctionalization, can be addressed in a targeted and forward-looking manner in order to develop implants that are more functional and last significantly longer than before.
In parallel to research and development, the preclinical and clinical expertise available at the site will be used to translate biomedical engineering findings from the laboratories into marketable products more quickly. The topics range from the development of biomaterials for implants and infection biology to imaging and laser medicine as well as regenerative therapies.
With NIFE, a transdisciplinary center in the field of implant research has been created that conducts research across several organ systems along the entire innovation chain. This bundled knowledge can be expected to provide considerable impetus for the transfer of scientific results to industry. With this center, Hannover as a biomedical technology location underlines its outstanding position and becomes all the more attractive for the settlement of national and international life science companies.
Further information is available on the official website.
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