The Project Group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology (PAMB) of Fraunhofer at the Medical Faculty Mannheim, University Heidelberg, was set up by the state of Baden-Württemberg and Fraunhofer to develop new ideas for automation in medicine and biotechnology. It is the first known research establishment with such a focus. The Project Group is located at CUBEX41 at the heart of the University Hospital in Mannheim.

This environment enables the access to and cooperation with all medical and biotechnological facilities in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area which is ranked among the largest in Germany and Europe. Thanks to the close, multi-disciplinary cooperation within the Project Group as well as with the partners in the metropolitan area, a complete spectrum of services is offered – from idea to clinical evaluation.