Researchers in the "Health" cluster develop products, concepts and services to improve healthcare provision. A key focus of the interdisciplinary work carried out in this field is the optimisation of technological diagnosis procedures and the development of new active agents in the treatment of cancer and ageing-related illnesses. Other projects address the economic feasibility and environmental impact of new medical products and explore strategies for increasing production efficiency in the medical technology and pharmaceutical industries. The challenges presented by an ageing population are another focus of activities in this cluster. Researchers working in this area are currently seeking to develop barrier-free products and services which can be operated by older people. Models for improved medical care for the elderly are currently under development with partners from industry. A further focus is company health management and, in particular, the requirements of modern hospital management.