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Fraunhofer IPA department »Clinical Health Technologies«



The Fraunhofer IPA department »Clinical Health Technologies« at the Medical Faculty Mannheim, University Heidelberg, was set up by the state of Baden-Württemberg and Fraunhofer to develop new ideas for automation in medicine and biotechnology. It is the first known research establishment with such a focus. The department is located at CUBEX41 at the heart of the University Hospital in Mannheim and is part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA at Stuttgart.

This environment enables the access to and cooperation with all medical and biotechnological facilities in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area which is ranked among the largest in Germany and Europe. Thanks to the close, multi-disciplinary cooperation within the department as well as with the partners in the metropolitan area, a complete spectrum of services is offered – from idea to clinical evaluation.

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Our projects

A compilation of current and completed projects. This is where the future is created.

Areas of expertise

The path from research results or an initial product idea to the finished product requires an extensive range of skills. Learn more about us!

Technology transfer and networks

The development of medical technology solutions and innovative medical processes requires early testing in realistic scenarios. Get to know our Mannheim Medical Transfer Center.

Fraunhofer IPA

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation is one of the largest institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The institute's leading and future-oriented topics include battery production, biointelligent value creation, digital transformation, frugal production systems, artificial intelligence for production, and resilient value creation.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 72 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany.

Head of Department

Dr.-Ing. Jens Langejürgen

Jens Langejürgen was born in Bad Oeynhausen in 1981 and studied physics at the RWTH Aachen University from 2002. He wrote his diploma thesis about body core temperature sensors based on thermal flow. Subsequently, he worked on methods for non-invasive photoacoustic temperature measurement at the eye fundus. In 2009 he started a PhD in electrical engineering and metrology at the Leibniz University of Hannover on the topic of organic trace gas analysis. He passed his doctoral thesis with distinction and received the award of the Stiftung NiedersachenMetall for outstanding scientific work.

After one year of postdoctoral work at the Centre for Analytical Science at Loughborough University, he joined Fraunhofer in 2016 as group leader for Biomedical Sensors and Microsystems. Since 2021 he is Head of Department at the Fraunhofer Project Group.