Biberach University of Applied Sciences

Biotechnology is becoming increasingly important. Numerous drugs are produced using biotechnological processes. During the winter term of 2006/2007, the Biberach University of Applied Sciences launched the practice-oriented bachelor's programme Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (PBT), followed by master's programme Industrial Biotechnology (IBT) in 2010. The latter was set up in close partnership with Ulm University and is based on an industry- as well as research-oriented approach.

Institute for Applied Biotechnology

In order to further anchor the research field of biotechnology at Biberach University, the Institute for Applied Biotechnology (IAB) was founded. It focuses on its core competence of developing manufacturing processes for biopharmaceuticals and industrial biotechnology products. The institute is well-appointed with state-of-the-art equipment and covers the entire biotechnological manufacturing process.

IAB core competencies:

  • Molecular biology
  • Genetic engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Fermentation
  • Cell culture technology
  • GMP
  • Bioprocess
  • Process engineering bioprocess development
  • Protein chemistry
  • Downstream processing
  • Chemical analysis
  • Biomarkers
  • Bioassay
  • Computer simulations of biomolecules

Internationally at Top Level

The IAB relies on close collaboration with other laboratories and conducts biotechnology research as part of publicly funded projects to steadily expand its expertise. The partnerships with other universities and companies from the sector take place at an international level. IAB’s research and development focuses on the following projects: