Projects of the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence CIMD

Our projects


Early diagnosis of subclinical arthritis

Development of a combined biomarker profile from innovative imaging data and liquid biopsy-based RNA analyses for early diagnosis in risk populations.

New test system for drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis

HuCIA: a humanized murine arthritis model for the development of innovative immunotherapeutics for rheumatoid arthritis.


Vaccine against asthma


Mucosal application of RSV antigens to prevent juvenile bronchial asthma.

New transport system for drug delivery in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Extracellular vesicles in rheumatoid arthritis.


Treatment of chronic immune diseases by targeted immune cell modulation

Therapeutic Th17.1 cell modulation.

App as treatment support for immune diseases

Development of an information system for the treatment of immune-mediated diseases.


Prevention of respiratory infections in chronic lung diseases

Protecting patients with chronic lung diseases against respiratory viral infections by inhalation of interferon nanocapsules.


Therapeutic strategies for chronic inflammatory bowel diseases

Development of a novel therapeutic concept for IBD via non-toxic ligands of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor.


Aptamers for the detection of glycosylation changes – AptaGlyc

Diagnostics of immune diseases based on altered sugar structures.

Rapid test for rheumatoid arthritis

Development of a rapid test system for early and care-relevant detection of immune-mediated musculoskeletal disorders.


COVIMMUN - Immunome analysis in COVID-19

Targeted investigations of the immune system in SARS-CoV-2 infections.

Artificial intelligence for diagnostic support

Development of an intelligent algorithm to assist in the early diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis.

Treatment of immune diseases by adaptation of the intestinal flora

Specific alteration of the intestinal bacterial colonization for treatment of immune diseases.