Particle technology

Nano- and microparticles with diameters ranging from 50 nanometers to several 100 micrometers are produced at Fraunhofer IGB from organic and inorganic materials. Research focuses on the design of tailor-made particles as carrier materials for biotechnology and medicine and for the separation (enrichment) of low-concentration valuable substances or interfering/polluting substances.

A number of different particle technologies are available at Fraunhofer IGB.


Spray drying


Emulsification technologies


Polymerization processes



Sol-gel chemistry

Gold/silver particles by reduction