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About Fraunhofer

Quick Facts about Fraunhofer and Fraunhofer IZI

About Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

"The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft promotes and conducts applied research in an international context to benefit private and public enterprise and is an asset to society as a whole."

Fraunhofer is:

  •  Europe’s largest society for applied and translational research (non-profit)

  • comprised of 67 institutes and research units in Europe, North and South America, and Asia

  • an employer with more than 23,000 staff -- the majority of whom are scientists and engineers

  • an economic research engine whose annual research budget is € 2.1 billion / CAD $3.2 billion (2013)



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The Fraunhofer-Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI) is:

  • one of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's 67 institutes and a member of the Fraunhofer Life

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    Sciences Alliance

  • located in Leipzig Germany (founded in 2005)

  • Europe’s 2nd largest Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP) facility
  •  involved in collaborations with North American centres such as Harvard, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and, particularly, McMaster University

  • an applied research institute seeking to find solutions to specific problems at the interface of  medicine, life sciences and engineering for partners active in medicine-related industries and businesses

  • comprised of 5 departments with more than 300 employees (90% are scientific personnel)