University Ulm – Institut für Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Meßtechnik
The ILM was founded in 1985 as “Foundation for Laser Technologies in Medicine” by the companies Aesculap and Carl Zeiss. In summer 1986 the institute became operative, being the the first of its kind associated to Ulm University and dedicated for applied research and technology transfer to industry.
With a major focus on applied photonics and optics, the ILM provides an important key technology. Coming from research fields in medicine, interdisciplinary teams consisting of scientists and engineers investigate new applications of light, thereby developing devices for therapeutic and diagnostic applications, as well as in a synergistic manner for nonmedical applications. The ILM is organized in three departments (Biomedical Systems, Quantitative Image Analysis and Sensor Technology, Metrology) with a total staff of approx. 50 people.