Heinz Nixdorf Chair for Medical Electronics

The Heinz Nixdorf Chair for Medical Electronics  was founded in the year 2000 as a joint venture between the Technische Universität München and the Heinz Nixdorf Stiftung and has since then been chaired by Professor Dr. Bernhard Wolf.

The research carried out at our department focuses on the implementation of biohybrid, microsensor-based lab-on-chip systems designed for a screening of systemic agents and for tumour diagnosis and therapy; it spans the development of sensor chips up to their practical integration into the pharmaceutical and clinical environment. This research offers direct insight into the complex dynamics of cellular reaction profiles under ambient physiological conditions. 

Further research fields entail the development of intelligent microphysiological implants and diagnostic and rehabilitative telemedicine. These research teams study systems which may provide physicians and patients with new diagnostic and therapeutic options and concepts. 

In addition, the novel systems are the basis for developing new products: this work is done in cooperation with other faculties and with industrial partners in the fields of pharmaceutical drug discovery, medical diagnostics and environmental analysis.


This brochure gives a summary of the projects implemented during the past ten years.

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