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Biomedical Research and Engineering

Biomedical Research and Engineering

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Increasing resistance to antibiotics, illnesses caused by civilisation, an aging society – in the key research area Biomedical Research and Engineering, researchers from various disciplines are working on solutions to current social challenges.

The key research area includes research in the field of chemical-biological-oriented drugs, as well as development of individualised, functional and infection-resistant solid state and tissue implants, to effectively cure organ damage. At the Centre of Biomolecular Drug Research (BMWZ), among other things, scientists are researching new anti-viral, antibiotic or anti-tumour active substances, their chemo-biosynthesis and the development of drug delivery systems. The scientific activities in the field of biomedical engineering are united at the Lower Saxony Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development (NIFE). Here, the research focus is on the development of implant sensor technology (e.g. Cochlea implants), the development, production and functionalisation of biomaterials, as well as the development of technologies and methods for analysis and simulation. Close cooperation with strong partners - particularly Hannover Medical School (MHH) - broadens scientific expertise and the array of research at Leibniz Universität Hannover, as well as ensuring practical relevance and applicability.