Close collaboration in the “Leibniz Health Technologies” network allows researchers easy access to the infrastructure of fourteen Leibniz institutes. With highly-specialized research facilities, the different disciplines complement each other and pave the way for marketable technologies.
All of the specified infrastructure in this research network is also available to external users and facilitates cooperation with industrial partners.
At the biotechnology pilot plant of the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology e. V. – Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) in Jena, biotechnological processes are being researched, developed, and optimized.
The Center for Chemical Polymer Technology (CPT) is a science-oriented analytical and service unit within the Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials (DWI). In addition to its analytical services, DWI offers custom synthetics, the creation of prototypes of special polymers and prepolymers, and the development of methods based on DWI’s research activities.
CPT’s infrastructure and expertise is available for both the internal application of research activities of the institute and external application by companies and other research institutes.
The goal of Biobank North (BMB North), which is currently being developed, is the provision of liquid samples (e.g., blood, serum, plasma, irrigation fluids, and urine) and tissue and cell samples for publicly-funded research projects. Such so-called biomaterial samples are collected, characterized, and archived long term to be made available for use in research projects at a later point in time.
The focus of BMB North is on lung diseases such as, for example, lung cancer, chronic pulmonary diseases, asthma, allergies, and infections. The goal is to identify new risk factors, among other things, for these widespread diseases to ultimately advance prevention and treatment.
The National Reference Center at the Research Center Borstel, appointed by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Robert Koch Institute, participates in the coordination of measures to fight and monitor tuberculosis (TB).
The Research Data Center at the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Halle offers access to economic and social scientific surveys carried out by the institute. Furthermore, the Research Data Center provides advice to users, standard statistics software, support in learning complex data sets, and help in clarifying data protection issues.
The Clinical Study Center at the Research Center Borstel is the interface between fundamental science and patient care at the hospital and affiliated care center.
The expertise at the center lies in the planning, organization, and implementation of clinical studies. The spectrum comprises translational research projects in close cooperation with fundamental research scientists, network studies of professional pneumological and infectiological associations, and drug studies by the pharmaceutical industry.