Our Institute was founded in 1986 by Prof. Dr. med. Dres. h. c. Ernst Friedrich Pfeiffer.

The research aim was the development of an Artificial Pancreas in order to ease the illness and to prevent the serious late complications of Diabetes mellitus. Already in the 70ies Prof. Pfeiffer developed a measurement device for continuous monitoring of blood glucose and insulin infusion, a sort of artificial pancreas. The so-called Biostator is still used in clinical research. Due to its size and complicated operation the Biostator is not suitable for therapy.

A smaller device, the “Ulm Zucker Uhr System” is known worldwide (e.g. Pfeiffer EF. “The Ulm Zucker Uhr System” and its Consequences. Horm Metab Res 1994; 26: 510-514).