BIOFABRICATION is an interdisciplinary research consortium of the Hannover Medical School, Leibniz University of Hannover and the Hannover University for Music, Theatre and the Media. The Consortium is supported by the Volkswagen Foundation and the State of Lower Saxony. BIOFABRICATION incorporates the synergistic and integrative collaboration between physicians, engineers and both natural and social scientists. The research consortium works on the basis of the general strategic concept of personalized medicine and develops biological and biofunctionalized implants designed for the situation of the individual patient. The goal is the sustained acceleration of the development of innovative implant systems to improve patient care, while retaining a high level of safety.