The research laboratory works within various publicly funded research projects on the improvement of the hemocompatibility of blood-contacting medical devices and also conducts application-oriented, industry-funded research projects. These investigations are performed, for example, for the comparative evaluation of new implant materials and/or coatings. Depending on the task, a suitable, individually selected hemocompatibility test from various tests available in the laboratory is used.
A certified quality assurance system based on the principles of "Good Laboratory Practice" (GLP) is established to perform these tests with the highest possible quality and reliability and to ensure the traceability of the results required by law. Compliance with the GLP principles is monitored by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science.
A team of highly qualified specialists with several years of experience evaluates the hemocompatibility of blood-contacting medical devices according to DIN ISO EN 10993-4: Biological evaluation of medical devices - Part 4: Selection of blood tests for interactions.