Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering and
Advanced Manufacturing at McMaster University

A Global Hub for Research and Commercialization of New and Improved Technologies


BEAM can help further develop IP from academic or industry partners in any of our core focal areas

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BEAM can work with partners to help validate biomarkers, assays, diagnostic tests, or biomedical material under ISO 13485:2016 guidelines


Infrastucture for medium scale production and characterization of diagnostic prototypes in conjunction with industrial partners.


A complete pipeline to accelerate your companies product from prototyping straight to manufacturing.

Global Reach

Fraunhofer’s facilities and network in Europe will effectively broaden the global impact of BEAM by providing an avenue for delivery of BEAM products to the European market as well as help to attract European companies to Southern Ontario.

The Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (FPC-BEAM) at McMaster University is a 20,000 sq. ft. facility with the goal of enhancing early stage intellectual property in the areas of cell therapies, diagnostics and biomaterials to further develop the technology and accelerate commercialization.

FPC-BEAM has infrastructure and expertise to facilitate the development phase of your project, including the creation of design, prototyping and manufacturing methods for academic, clinical and industrial IP. The space boasts a series of office, meeting and instrument suites that creates a workflow allowing rapid generation, optimization, validation and scale-up of your technology, moving IP to commercial product.

Areas of Focus

  • Diagnostics
  • Biomarkers
  • Cell therapies
  • Biomaterials


  • Access to advanced, scalable manufacturing processes
  • Facilitate market deployment of the most promising technologies
  • Contract research and assisted product development
  • Licenses to existing companies to commercialize academic inventions

Are you an undergradate interested in working at Fraunhofer IZI in Germany?

Mitacs has partnered with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), to support the mobility of students from Canadian universities to German universities and institutions.

The RISE-Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative that offers undergraduate students at Canadian universities in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science,
engineering, earth science, and physics the opportunity to participate in a research project supervised by a doctoral student at a German university or institution.

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