Institute of Biomaterial Science



in2science #6

Issue #6 of in2science has been published in english. The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht’s magazine contains original concepts for protecting the environment and inventive ideas for moving polymer strands. more

Editor´s Choice

Polydepsipeptide Block Stabilized Polyplexes For Efficient Transfection of Primary Human Cells

Degradable block copolymers have shown great potential to combine transfection capability with low toxicity of the transfection agent. Depsipeptide blocks exhibiting strong physical interactions were conjugated with PEI moieties to di and triblock copolymers. Upon nanoparticle formation and complexation with DNA, the resulting polyplexes (sizes typically 60-150 nm) showed remarkable stability compared to PEIonly or lipoplex, and facilitated efficient gene delivery. These nanocarriers form the basis for a delivery platform-technology especially for gene transfer to primary human cells. more


Non-continuously Responding Polymeric Actuators

Current polymeric actuators move because of their continuous response to the input signals of the controlling unit and cannot be interrupted without stopping or eliminating the input trigger. The new type of non-continuously responding actuator materials are capable of pausing their movements in a defined manner upon continuous cyclic heating and cooling. more


Polydays 2019

The POLYDAYS 2019 conference focuses on the transformation of material research by digital technologies.
Location: Erwin-Schrödinger Zentrum, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Scientist (m/f/d) - Instrumental analysis and Quality control of Medical Devices & Pharmaceutics

Date 21.05.2019
Institute Institute of Biomaterial Science
Location Teltow

Fundamental research at the Institute of Biomaterial Science of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is focused on polymer-based biomaterials. For our translational research on biomaterial-based medical devices and pharmaceutics for (pre-)clinical evaluation we are planning to fill the position of a Scientist (m/f/d) - Instrumental analysis and Quality control of Medical devices & Pharmaceutics by July 1st, 2019. This will be initially a temporary assignment for two years.
The place of employment is Teltow (near Berlin, Germany). more