The Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT) is part of Rostock University, the oldest university of the Baltic region, founded in 1419. Located in Warnemünde, the institute has a long-standing research tradition in the fields of biomaterials and implant technology. As a bridging institute between the University Medical Center Rostock, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the IBMT has a particularly interdiciplinary character. It is the environment for interdisciplinary biomedical teamwork together with partners in science and industry.

Research Fields

The Institute`s research fields cover the full scope of development of implants, medical devices and combination products.


Selected current and completed research projects of the institute.


Here you can find the contact data of the Institute's staff.


The Institute for Biomedical Engineering operates a GLP certified testing laboratory. Several in vitro biocompatiblity assays and in vivo biomaterials tests in small animals are offered.


Here you can find information on the bachlor and master courses "Biomedical engineering" and on the lectures offered by the Institute for Biomedical Engineering.

Topics for degree theses

Here you can find information on currently available theses topics.


Institut für Implantattechnologie und Biomaterialien e.V.

Center of Excellence for Medical Engineering Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

The Institute for Implant Technology and Biomaterials e.V. conducts research and development in close cooperation with the Institute for Biomedical Engineering of the University Medical Center Rostock.

Funding from the European Union

The Institute for Biomedical Engineering receives funding from the European Funds EFRD and ESF.



The consortium RESPONSE is one of ten excellent research consortia which are supported by German Federal Ministry and Research (BMBF) until 2022 with 500 million euro.