The DITF in Denkendorf is the largest textile research center in Europe, with more than 300 scientific and technical staff. Since 1921, DITF has been the only one to cover the entire textile production and value chain on an area of over 25,000 m². Application-oriented research is close to practice and is conducted across the entire textile production chain. Product- and technology-oriented innovations are intended to contribute to the competitiveness and location security of the German and European economy.
Research on "personalized medicine"
Among other things, DITF develops textiles and textile-based products for medical technology. Research starts with the raw material and accompanies all innovation steps up to the serial production of the product. Another focus is the development of novel biomaterials made of polymers, which are also combined with ceramic materials depending on the requirements. The starting materials are processed into resorbable or biostable implants and into carrier materials for cell colonization in regenerative medicine. The developments by DITF in these fields support the paradigm shift towards "personalized medicine."
Wide range of product developments
The range of products already developed in this field is extensive and includes implants, cell carriers for regenerative medicine, biohybrid organs, quick-acting closures for blood vessels and nerve guide rails made of biopolymers, ceramic fibers for bone replacement, hospital and surgical textiles, and much more.