Boston University

Fraunhofer USA CMI and Boston University (BU) foster a strong partnership since CMI's inception in 1995. The center is located on the BU's Charles River campus and works directly with a number of its schools and colleges.

Boston University

Partnership with Boston University (BU)

Fraunhofer CMI has collaborated closely with Boston University since the Center's inception in 1995. We are located on the university's Charles River campus and work directly with a number of its schools and colleges. These include the College of Engineering, the Medical School, the Business School, and the College of Arts & Sciences. Faculty and students participate in a number of joint research programs funded by both government and industry. This is especially beneficial to the students as they get an unparalleled, out-of-classroom educational experience.

BU – Fraunhofer Alliance (2007-2016)

By sharing logistic and intellectual resources, our affiliations have fostered cooperative relationships and have expanded the capabilities of all parties involved. The process of turning research innovations into functional products that can serve real societal needs is chaotic and lengthy. Innovative ideas often linger too long in the research phase. The BU – Fraunhofer Alliance for Medical Devices, Instrumentation and Diagnostics was created to accelerate the development and deployment of medical innovation from the laboratory to the patient point-of-care. Working closely with the principal investigators, Fraunhofer CMI engineers develop these ideas into functional instruments and devices that can attract investment from VC's for a new venture creation or be licensed to existing companies in their space. This program is funded jointly by Fraunhofer and Boston University

Over the last several years, the Alliance undertook a number of projects including:

Lab on a Chip Platform for Molecular Diagnostics

Automated Molecular Sample Preparation

Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Rapid Bacteria Identification

Fine Needle Aspiration for Thyroid Cancer Detection