Biomedical Acoustofluidics

Our focus is on the application of label-free fluid and particle manipulation to biomedical sciences for developing novel characterization, diagnostic, and treatment platform technologies. Our special interest is in applying piezo-acoustics and automated microfluidic analyses to enable feedback control systems for pre-clinical and clinical life science tools, in particular to enable a quantitative understanding of organoids and tumors in complex micro-environments.

Group leader: Rune Barnkob (

Live Tissue Analysis

The processing and sensor-based, dynamic analysis of live tissues is essential to meet clinical demands both for in-vitro settings (e.g. for diagnostics on explanted human samples) and active implanted devices in vivo. Ideally, this means immediate translation of biomedical engineering developments to improve therapies.

Group Leader: Martin Brischwein (

Single Cell Analysis

Our research focus is on the integration of biosensors, single cell handling, microfluidics and immunological targeting in Lab-on-a-chip based platform technologies for single cell function testing.

Group Leader: Mathias Reisbeck (


Implantable in vivo sensing solutions are developed in close cooperation with the clinic of orthopedics to support therapeutic decision making. We aim to monitor the environment around the implant and provide information on inflammation and infections in real-time.

Contact: Oliver Hayden (

Label-free Imaging Cytometry

We implement holographic imaging and microfluidics for high-throughput biomedical applications with minimum sample preparation.

Group Leader: Christian Klenk (


Paper-based diagnostic device for UTI diagnosis and antibiotic resistance detection.

contact: Oliver Hayden (