Collagen

Collagen is the most important structural protein in animal organisms. It forms fibres and fibre networks and provides shape and stability for organs and tissues. It can be extracted from hides, tendons, ligaments and other tissues and serves as biopolymer for the manufacture of a large number of products. Depending on the method it can be processed into films, threads, non-woven fabrics, tubes or 3D moulds. Collagen-based products are applied in numerous fields such as the food production industry (sausage casings, pet food), the cosmetics industry (collagen hydrolysates), the pharmaceutical industry (drug delivery) or medical engineering (wound dressings, implants, suture material, tissue engineering).

Head of Department


" Being a chemist I have long been fascinated by the protein chemistry. The numerous combinations of only twenty amino acids lead to an enormous variety of structures, properties and functions. Collagen is the most important and most frequent structural protein in animal organisms. But it is much more than that. After a number of decades of collagen research we are just starting to understand the interaction of collagen with cells and other biomolecules beyond a simple supporting function for the collagen to be able to assume diverse tasks in the organism. To decode the secrets of collagen and make use of them – that is what we are working on."


Dr. Enno Klüver

Head of Department Collagen

MORE THAN 130 YEARS OF COLLAGEN RESEARCH SPEAK VOLUMES

For more than 130 years we have been dealing with the raw material collagen. Founded as Deutsche Gerberschule (German Tanner's School) the institute had been committed to the research of all aspects of leather from the beginning. But leather is nothing else but collagen – the natural fibre network of hide from which foreign substances were removed and which was preserved by tanning. Thus, the high material competence in the field of leather which developed over the years was always connected with a deep knowledge of the underlying biopolymer collagen: with its chemistry, its structure and its material properties. The high scientific level acquired this way in the field of collagen characterises our institute to this day. Meanwhile collagen is not only used for leather but also for a large number of other scopes of application. In particular the manufacture of collagen-based medical products has become more and more important over the last years. About 15 projects around the extraction, preparation and processing of collagen are performed each year at our institute, but there is still a lot to do.

Our Services

In the field of collagen we offer the following products and services:

  • Soluble collagen as standard

  • Cyanogen bromide peptides as standard

  • Supply and preparation of collagenous raw material

  • Collagen analysis

  • Technology optimisation

  • Professional exchange at "Freiberg Collagen Symposium"

Do you have questions about our services? Contact us!

Do you have questions about our services? Contact us!

Dr. Enno Klüver

Head of Department Collagen


Projects that might be interesting for you To Project Library

Entwicklung eines Verfahrens zur Sekretion von rekombinanten, kollagenähnlichen Proteinen

BMWi INNO-KOM 49VF200021 | Laufzeit: 09.2020 – 02.2023

Birgit Voigt, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 02/28/2023

Categories:

  • Collagen

Entwicklung von thermoplastischem Kollagen zur Anwendung für Medizinprodukte (TC-Med)

BMWi INNO-KOM 49VF200003 | Laufzeit: 09.2020 – 02.2023

Enno Klüver, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 02/28/2023

Categories:

  • Collagen

Thermoplastisches Kollagen für 3D-Druck von Modellorganen

BMWi INNO-KOM 49MF200006 | Laufzeit: 05.2020 – 10.2022

Marit Baltzer, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 10/31/2022

Categories:

  • Collagen
  • Methods / Processes

Kollagenquantifizierung mittels Massenspektrometrie

BMWi INNO-KOM 49MF200008 | Laufzeit: 05.2020 – 10.2022

Birgit Voigt, Ina Prade, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 10/31/2022

Categories:

  • Collagen
  • Test / Analytical methods

Kovalente Anbindung von Kollagen an medizinische Polymere

BMWi INNO-KOM 49MF190125 | Laufzeit: 03.2020 – 08.2022

Diana Voigt, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 08/31/2022

Categories:

  • Collagen
  • Biomaterials

Kollagendispersion aus equiner Haut

BMWi INNO-KOM 49MF190045 | Laufzeit: 08.2019 – 01.2022

Marit Baltzer, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 01/31/2022

Categories:

  • Collagen
  • Methods / Processes

Kollagen-Polymer-Hybridmaterialien

BMWi INNO-KOM 49VF190015 | Laufzeit: 08.2019 – 01.2022

Maria Riedel, Enno Klüver, Bernd Morgenstern, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 01/31/2022

Categories:

  • Biomaterials
  • Collagen

Tensid- und enzymfreie Dezellularisierung von Pferdesehnen

BMWi INNO-KOM 49MF180148 | Laufzeit: 03.2019 – 08.2021

Marit Baltzer, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 08/31/2021

Categories:

  • Collagen
  • Methods / Processes

Modulare Perfusionsplattform für 3D-Zellkultur

BMWi INNO-KOM 49MF180131 | Laufzeit: 01.2019 – 06.2021

Ina Prade, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 06/30/2021

Categories:

  • Collagen

Wirkstoffhaltige Kollagenvliese für kosmetische Zwecke

BMWi INNO-KOM 49MF180050 | Laufzeit: 10.2018 – 03.2021

Birgit Voigt, Michaela Schröpfer, Ina Prade, Enno Klüver, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 03/31/2021

Categories:

  • Collagen
  • Methods / Processes

Tissue Engineering einer vorderen Kreuzbandplastik auf der Basis resorbierbarer, gestickter Träger: Entwicklung einer Hybridstruktur bestehend aus einer biomechanischen, einer biointegrativen und einer vitalen Einheit

DFG ME3734/6-1 | Laufzeit: 05.2017 – 06.2020

Annette Breier, IPF Dresden; Gundula Schulze-Tanzil, PMU Nürnberg; Michaela Schröpfer, Ina Prade, Michael Meyer, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 06/30/2020

Categories:

  • Collagen
  • Biomaterials

MACS - Mikrobiologische Aktivitätsmessung mittels chemischer Sensoren, Teilprojekt: Zell- und mikrobiologische Tests sowie chromatographische Untersuchungen

SMWK 3000704792 | Laufzeit: 03.2018 – 03.2020

Ina Prade, FILK Freiberg; TU Bergakademie Freiberg (IESM); TU Bergakademie Freiberg (IBW); Hochschule Mittweida

End of project: 03/31/2020

Categories:

  • Collagen

All completed projects can be found here To Project Library


Contact

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Meißner Ring 1-5
09599 Freiberg

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Fon: +49-(0)3731-366-0
Fax: +49-(0)3731-366-130
E-Mail: mailbox@filkfreiberg.de

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