Fraunhofer IPA drives Biological Transformation with an innovative platform

If Machines Could Smell ...

Press release July 2019 / 19.7.2019

What, if robots could smell? Sniffing explosives at the airport, diagnosing diseases based on a patient’s breath, locating gas leaks and much more? As part of its lighthouse topic “Biological Transformation“, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart is now increasingly connecting biological and technical systems. A new plat- form technology is developed to automatically manufacture cell-based sensors and make them economically usable.