Analysis, Characterization and Testing Services

Development also involves analysis and testing. Fraunhofer IGB has an extensive range of high-quality equipment designed to test components, materials, coatings and processes and to reproducibly demonstrate their levels of functionality, safety and reliability. We also offer contract testing services and issue test reports.

Chemical-physical analysis


Physico-chemical analysis

  • Quality control
  • Food analysis
  • Trace analysis
  • Analysis of residues
  • Environmental analytics
  • Water analysis
(accredited testing field)

Surface, particle, and polymer analysis

Characterization of chemical, physical and morphological properties of

  • Surfaces
  • Thin layers
  • Powders
  • Particles

Real-time process analysis with new mass spectrometer

  • Simultaneous analysis of substances in gas and liquid phase
  • Integration in chemical and biotechnological processes

Biological analysis


Cell-based test systems for the determination of biological parameters

  • Testing of bioactivity, cytotoxicity, immunogenicity
  • Testing of antimicrobial properties of substances or surfaces
  • Detection of pyrogens and microbial residues
  • Detection of viruses

Next-generation sequencing

  • De novo sequencing of bacterial and fungal strains
  • Analyses of transcription profiles
  • Diagnostics (infections, COPD, etc...)

Microbial evaluation of surfaces

  • Testing of antimicrobial effects
  • Characterization of photocatalytic properties