Solutions and actions to deal with the Corona crisis

Solutions from the FMD member institutes

Here you will find an overview of the projects and competencies of the institutes of the Reaserch Fab Microelectronics Germany to overcome the corona crisis. The information is continuously updated.

Fraunhofer EMFT

SARS-Cov-2: Effective therapeutic approaches with established drugs

The fight against the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic requires persistence: In addition to the vaccination campaign, effective drugs are needed above all to get a better grip on more severe forms of the disease. As part of the DRECOR (Drug repurposing for Corona) project, researchers from eight Fraunhofer institutes, including Fraunhofer EMFT, are taking a pragmatic approach: The team is drawing on existing drugs with known safety profiles to rapidly develop new therapeutic approaches. 

ASCENT+ | Open Access Publication

How Nanophotonic Label-Free Biosensors Can Contribute to Rapid and Massive Diagnostics of Respiratory Virus Infections: COVID-19 Case

This article is made available via the ACS COVID-19 subset for unrestricted RESEARCH re-use and analyses in any form or by any means with acknowledgement of the original source. These permissions are granted for the duration of the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic.

Fraunhofer FHR

Covid patients´condition always in view

Only a small proportion of covid patients are in intensive care. For all of them, however, the question arises: Is their condition deteriorating? A sensor system being developed by various Fraunhofer institutes in the M3-Infekt consortium project is designed to detect such a deterioration at an early stage – using, among other things, a MIMO radar that analyzes the breathing rate without contact.


Fraunhofer ENAS, ISIT, EMFT, IME und IBMT

Project »CovMoTe«

In the Fraunhofer joint project "CovMoTe", a combined test system for sustained acceleration of SARS-CoV-2 virus detection and existing immunity will be developed.


Leibniz FBH

UVC light-emitting diodes to fight coronaviruses

In the joint CORSA project, SARS-CoV-2 and further respiratory viruses on surfaces and skin are to be inactivated by using UVC light.


Fraunhofer HHI

Corona infection probability in a concert hall

Fraunhofer HHI conducts initial aerosol and CO2 measurements in concert hall.


Project M³Infekt

The cluster project aims to develop a monitoring system that enables early intervention in the event that a patient’s condition suddenly starts to deteriorate.

Proximity tracing and the coronavirus pandemic:

Fraunhofer’s proposal for a German approach


Fraunhofer ITEM, IZI, ISC, IAP und IZM


Fraunhofer consortium to jointly develop therapies and platform technologies against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

Fraunhofer IIS, IST and ITEM

Filter4Flow: Intelligent viral filter for SARS-CoV-2 patients


Mobile test system detects SARS-CoV-2 infections at an early stage

The partners are working on a mobile test system for rapid detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or existing immunity with the LAMP method.


Fraunhofer IIS

Fraunhofer assists with the development of the Coronavirus Warning App


Fraunhofer IZM

Corona rapid test in under 2.5 hours

Leibniz IHP

Detection of viruses, bacteria and toxins in real time

IHP scientists win Leibniz Founding Award 2021


Fraunhofer IIS

Filter4Flow – A smart, non-invasive respiratory filter system

Monitoring breathing close to the patient: Precise, wireless and intuitive


Fraunhofer IMS

New biosensor research group aims to enable ultra-fast identification of pathogens

Frauunhofer IIS


Fraunhofer IZM

Drugs against SARS-CoV-2

High-resolution X-ray cameras help to decode the virus


Fraunhofer IZM

Certainty in just 15 minutes:

Researchers develop a graphene oxide-based rapid test to detect infections


Leibniz FBH

Versatile LED irradiation system:

from disinfection to medical treatments

Action program "Fraunhofer vs. Corona"

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on day-to-day life, on people’s health, on businesses, on the domestic economy and on global trade. The current situation and the dynamic developments throughout Germany and across the world are posing major challenges for people. Working at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, Fraunhofer experts are supporting the efforts of industry and society to cope with the immediate effects and the consequences to come.