The BMTC is a unit of the Medical Faculty Münster.

We offers latest technologies in cell biological research, nanotechnology, biophotonics and in the development of innovative technologies for biomedical diagnostics.


  • Label-free Imaging  
  • Digital image analysis  / diagnostics
  • Nanotoxicology     
  • Industrial applications
  • Contract Research
  • Technology transfer   


In research and development projects, both with medical and industrial partners, we work in interdisciplinary teams consisting of: Biologists, physicians, chemists, physicists and engineers. This enables us to find result-oriented solutions in a timely and efficient manner.

The BMTC is closely connected with clinics and institutes of the University Hospital Münster and the Westfälische-Wilhelms University, as well as with other national and international research institutions. Since its foundation in 2011, numerous projects (BMBF, EU, NRW, GIF) have been successfully carried out.



The Biomedical Technology Center is involved in the new BMBF project SIM-Qpla for mobile microplastic analysis. Start: 01.10.2021

Project description


Latest  Publications

A. Ntovas, Á. Barroso, K. Eder, A Vennemann, M. Wiemann, J. Schnekenburger, B. Kemper, “Quantification of Nanoparticle-mediated Alterations in Histological Tissue Sections Utilizing Quantitative Digital Holographic Phase Microscopy”, Conference Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging, DW5C.4 (2021)  https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?URI=DH-2021-DW5C.4

T. Kutscher, K. Eder, A. Marzi, Á. Barroso, J. Schnekenburger, B. Kemper, “Cell Detection and Segmentation in Quantitative Digital Holographic Phase Contrast Images Utilizing a Mask Region-based Convolutional Neural Network”, Conference; Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging, JTu5A.23 (2021) https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?uri=hise-2021-JTu5A.23

S. Rao, M. Jensen, L, Grüner-Nielsen, J. T. Olsen, P. Heiduschka, B. Kemper, J. Schnekenburger, M. Glud, M. Mogensen, N. Møller Israelsen, O. Bangm, "Shot-noise limited, supercontinuum-based optical coherence tomography", Light Sci. Appl. 10, 133 (2021). DOI: 10.1038/s41377-021-00574-x

B. Kemper, Á. Barroso, K. Eder, A. Marzi, S. Ritz, A. Ntovas, J. Schnekenbürger, S. Ketelhut, "Enhanced quantitative phase imaging in Mach-Zehnder interferometer-based digital holographic microscopy by modulation of the object illumination with an electrically focus tunable lens," Proc. SPIE 11786, 117860I (2021) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2592534

R. Rose, B Kemper, A. Schwab, E. Schlatter, B. Edemir, "Unexpected localization of AQP3 and AQP4 induced by migration of primary cultured IMCD cells", Sci. Rep. 11, 11930 (2021) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-91369-y