Naturwissenschaftliches und Medizinisches Institut an der Universität Tübingen


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Employees 180
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Naturwissenschaftliches und Medizinisches Institut an der Universität Tübingen

The NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen is a member of the Innovation Alliance Baden-Württemberg. It is involved in application-oriented research at the interface between the life sciences and materials sciences. An interdisciplinary team of scientists is developing new technologies for companies and public research sponsors in the areas of pharma & biotech, biomedicine & materials sciences and analysis & electron microscopy.

Its results are not only beneficial for medical engineering but also for environmental, vehicle and mechanical engineering. The NMI is known beyond Germany’s borders for its incubator concept for start-ups with a background in biochemistry and materials sciences.


Center for Nanoanalysis

The Center for Nanoanalysis at the NMI provides highly specialized analytical instruments for material and product development. It is a regional contact point for innovative companies with material technology issues and product ideas.


  • Zeiss Crossbeam 550 equipped with Oxford XMax EDX Detector, Plasmacleaner, Platinum and Carbon deposition, Kleindiek micromanipulator MM3AE
  • Jeol ARM 200F High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM/STEM) with CEOS Cs corrector
  • Zeiss Crossbeam 1540 mit Kryo-Option
  • Renishaw innVia
  • Bruker Innova AFM
  • Zeiss Axioimager Z2.M
  • Zeiss SmartZoom

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