The following companies were hived off by (former) employees for the commercial exploitation of the research results of the IPF:


DermaPurge has brought to the market the product 'nano-ex' - the first effective aftercare option for skin contamination with nanoparticles. It enhances safety in experiments and work in the fileld of nanotechnology.
(Established in 2021)
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Neuron-D provides researchers and pharmaceutical industry a 3D model of the human brain for research on neurological diseases and drug development applications. Compared to existing cell culture models, the innovative 3D model enables drawing conclusions that resemble the human brain more than conventional methods. Customized solutions for clinical and scientific needs are offered.
(Established in 2019)

Better Basics Laborbedarf GmbH

Better Basics Laborbedarf develops, manufactures and sells smart basic equipment for laboratories. The innovative products, such as a modular organization system for laboratory workstations, are manufactured using 3D printing. The product innovations, protected by property rights, improve occupational safety and enable efficient working in laboratories.
(Established in 2019)

TissueGUARD GmbH

The company TisssueGUARD GmbH develops cell culture platforms for tissue production in an artificial environment, for the use in regenerative medicine applications. The patented innovation allows the world's first production of fully functional transplants without any residues of foreign material. TissueGUARD sets new standards in modern medical therapy methods and gives hope to people waiting for a tissue or organ transplant.
(Established in 2019)

Complex Fiber Structures GmbH

The company Complex Fiber Structures GmbH develops software solutions for the simulation and process optimisation of variable-axial composite structures as can be manufactured e.g. with help of the Tailored Fiber Placement technology.

(Established in 2013)

perfluorence GmbH

Perfluorence offers high-performance plastics and lubricants.

(Established in 2013)

Qpoint Composite GmbH

The company develops and produces innovative heatable composite components. The integrating of carbon fiber heating structures in molding tools or components led to new fields of application. Customers are thus able to save energy, time and costs particularly in the field of production technology. The application also ranges from textile heating structures to de-icing structures on aircrafts.

(Established in 2009)


The company provides its customers with equipment technology, consulting and analysis services in the field of characterization of material interfaces. The company focuses on charge formation processes on surfaces.

(Established in 2006)


Hightex Verstärkungsstrukturen GmbH Dresden

Development of custom-made reinforcement structures (preforms) which withstand the stresses and loads for very light-weight and high-rigid and high-tensile fiber-reinforced components as well as processing those components into duplicate parts by means of injection of duromers.

(Established in 1998)