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Institute of Active Polymers

Our society is in a constant state of change. Increasing life expectancies as well as changes in lifestyle lead to new challenges for the healthcare system and for the age-appropriate design of living spaces.
Through biomaterial-based regenerative therapy approaches, we would like to facilitate gentle and efficient treatment of even complicated disease patterns. By developing adaptive assistance systems and technologies for age-appropriate infrastructure, we want to help ensure that life in a private home environment is successful for as long as possible.
For this purpose, we implement a wide variety of functions selectively in materials through chemical integration or physical structuring. These functions can be employed individually or in combination and thus have a wide variety of properties. Digital methods in design and manufacturing are increasingly utilized in our working processes.

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The Hereon-Institute of Active Polymers at the EinheitsEXPO 2021

As part of this year’s anniversary of the German reunification following the motto "Shaping the Future Together" our institute is presenting its ...

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Prof. Lendlein's MRS Fellowship shared by "The Regenerative Engineering Society"

Fellowship echoed in the "News and Views" for September 2021.

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Highlight in MRS Communications magazine

The Hereon-paper "Origami hand for soft robotics driven by thermally controlled polymeric fiber actuators" is listed as an MRS Journal Highlight.

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