IMM is a non-profit research and technology institute having a public service mission, owned by the local government of the German federal state Rhineland-Palatinate. As a service provider, IMM is developing together with industry system technology to solve complex analytical problems in order to achieve principle solutions for biomedical analysis and diagnosis, industrial analytics and environmental analysis. Expertise in the required processes and methods for the realization of microstructures (precision engineering, structuring technologies, surface modifications) as well as their project oriented development are the basis for the success in national and international projects. IMM has broad expertise in design, development and fabrication of marketable micro-devices. Various methods are available in-house for manufacturing micro structured devices, e.g. mechanical micro-machining, electro-discharge machining, laser material processing and thin-film technologies. Today, IMM is a institute under the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft.