Original work initiated by the Hohenstein Health Center


  • Fischer M., Gebhard F., Hammer T., Zurek C., Meurer G., Marquardt C., Hoefer D. (2017):
    Microbial alginate dressings show improved binding capacity for pathophysiological factors in chronic wounds compared to commercial alginate dressings of marine origin. J. Biomat. Appl. Vol 31, issue 9: 1267–1276
  • Hirsch T, Laemmle C, Behr B, Lehnhardt F, Höfer D, Kückelhaus M: An implant for autologous soft tissue reconstruction based on an adipose-derived stem cell colonised alginate scaffold. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (2017), doi 10.1016/j.bjps.2017.08.009


  • Gerhardts A, Bockmühl D, Kyas A, Hofmann A, Weide M, Rapp I, Höfer D:
    Testing of the adhesion of herpes simplex virus on textile substrates and its inactivation by household laundry processes. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, Volume 4 (2016), Page 111-125
  • Höfer, D., Müller K.M., Handel. M. and Hammer, T.R.:
    Electroencephalographic study showing that fabrics of mixed qualities elicit different event-related potentials. Skin Research & Technology. Volume 22, Issue 4 (2016), Page 470-478


  • Gerhardts, A., Henze, SV, Bockmühl, D, Höfer, D:
    Fabric-skin models to assess infection transfer for impetigo contagiosa in a kindergarten scenario. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. Volume 34, Issue 6 (2015), Page 1153-116
  • Höfer, D., Schnepf, J.K., Hammer, T.R., Fischer, M. and Marquardt, C.:
    Biotechnologically produced microbial alginate dressings show enhanced gel forming capacity compared to commercial alginate dressings of marine origin, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine: 26(4): 5492


  • Marquardt, C., Koppes, P, Kross, U., Mahres, A., Paglinawan, R., Höfer, D., Schiedeck, T.:
    Negative pressure wound therapy using PHMB gauze for the management of postoperative subcutaneous surgical site infections. Coloproctology. 2014 36(5):364
  • Lämmle, C., Handel, M., Hammer, T.R., Jacobsen, F., Lehnhardt, M., Höfer, D. and Hirsch T.:
    Etablierung eines mit porkinen adipogenen Stammzellen (pASC) besiedelten Implanates auf Alginatbasis für den autologen Weichgewebeersatz, Zeitschrift für Wundheilung 19 (2014)
  • Höfer, D., Handel, M., Berner-Dannenmann, N., Reichart, J., Hammer, T.R. and Marquardt, C.:
    A novel mattress with inboard heating fabric prevents the build-up of the dust mite allergen Der p1 in a 2-year in-home field study, (2014) Journal of Applied Medical Science 3(1): 2241-2336


  • Handel, M., Hammer, T.R., Nooeaid, P., Boccaccini, A.R. and Höfer, D.:
    45S5-Bioglass-based 3D-scaffolds seeded with human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (hASC) induce in vivo vascularisation in the CAM angiogenesis assay, Tissue Engineering Part A 19: 23-24
  • Hammer, T.R., Berner-Dannenmann, N. and Höfer, D.:
    Quantitative and sensory evaluation of malodour retention of fibre types by use of artificial skin, sweat and radiolabeled isovaleric acid, Flavour and Fragrance Journal 28(4): 238-244


  • Claßen E., Stauche K., Sigmund I (2012):
    New Antimicrobial Cellulose Fibres for Work Wear for the food processing industry. Lenzinger Berichte 90: 43-50
  • Bernt I., Beringer J. (2012):
    Functional viscose fibre for cold protective clothing. Lenzinger Berichte: 37-42
  • Handel, M., Hammer, T.R. and Höfer, D. (2012):
    Adipogenic differentiation of scaffold-bound human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (hASC) for soft tissue engineering, Biomedical Materials 7(5): 054107
  • Gerhardts A., Mucha H., Höfer D. (2012):Testing linen disinfection procedures in practice with phage-charged bioindicators, In: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance. Vol 25, No.6, 519-531.
  • Gerhardts A., Mucha H., Hammer T.R., Höfer D. (2012):
    Welche Rolle spielen textile Oberflächen in der Infektionskette? In: Hygiene & Medizin 10: 400-403
  • Höfer D., Hohn G., Berner-Dannenmann N., Schulze T., Niemz F.-G., Hammer T.R. (2012):
    A novel in situ self-dissolving needle web based on medicated cellulose hollow fibres with drug delivery features, In: The Open Medical Devices Journal Volume 3, 1 – 8
  • Gerhardts A., Hammer T.R., Balluff C., Mucha H., Höfer D. (2012):
    A model of the transmission of microorganisms in a public setting and its correlation to pathogen infection risks, In: Journal of Applied Microbiology 112(3): 614 – 21
  • Hammer T.R., Mucha H., Höfer D. (2012):
    Dermatophyte susceptibility varies towards antimicrobial textiles, In: Mycoses 55(4): 344-351


  • Hammer T.R., Fischer K., Müller M., Höfer D. (2011):
    Effects of cigarette smoke residues from textiles on fibroblasts, neurocytes and zebrafish embryos and nicotine permeation through human skin, In: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 214(5): 384-391
  • Höfer D., Hammer T.R. (2011):
    Antimicrobial active clothes display no adverse effects on the ecological balance of the healthy human skin microflora In: ISRN Dermatology Volume 2011, Article ID 369603
  • Hammer T.R., Müller M., Höfer D. (2011):
    Fibre-bound stem cells on scaffolds induce vascularization in the modified in vivo HET-CAM angiogenesis model (conference abstract). In: Tissue Engineering Part A 17(3-4)
  • Gerhardts A., Mucha H., Höfer D. (2011):
    Testing linen disinfection procedures in practice with phage-charged bioindicators. In: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance 25(6): 519-531
  • Hammer T.R., Mucha H., Höfer D. (2011):
    Infection risk by dermatophytes during storage and after domestic laundry and their temperature-dependent inactivation. In: Mycopathologia 171: 43-49
  • Hammer T. R., Mucha H., Höfer, D. (2011):
    Dermatophyte susceptibility varies towards antimicrobial textiles, In: Mycoses.55(4): p. 344-51.
  • Hammer T.R., Müller M., Höfer D. (2011):
    Biologisierte Textilimplantate für die personalisierte Regenerationsmedizin, In: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Klinische Forschung 1/2 2011: 22-23


Marquardt C., Matuschek C., Bölke E., Gerber PA., Peiper M., Seydlitz-Kurzbach J., Buhren BA., van Griensven M., Budach W., Hassa M., Kukova G., Mota R., Höfer D., Orth K., Fleischmann W. (2010):
Evaluation of the Tissue Toxicity of antiseptics by the Hen’s egg test on the Chorioallantoic membrane (HETCAM). In: European Journal Medical Research 15: 1-6

Gerhardts A., Wilderer C., Mucha H., Höfer D. (2009):
Prüfung der Wirksamkeit desinfizierender Waschverfahren gegen Viren mittels Einsatz phagenhaltiger Bioindikatoren mit dem Surrogatvirus MS2, Teil 1, In: Hygiene & Medizin 7/8: 272-281

Höfer D. (2006):
Antimicrobial textiles, skin-borne flora and odour, In: Probl Dermatol, 33: p. 67-77

Höfer D. (2006):
Antimicrobial textiles – evaluation of their effectiveness and safety, In: Curr Probl Dermatol. 33: p. 42-50

Höfer D., Mecheels S. (2004):
i-wear for health care and wellness – state of the art and future possibilities, In: Stud. Health Technol Inform 108: 70-74

Höfer D., Swerev M. (2003):
Medical Textiles and Skin Equivalents, In: JTATM – Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management Volume 3, issue 2: 1-3

Höfer D., Swerev M. (2003):
The future of Medical Textiles: High-tech for the Well-being of the patient, In: JTATM – Volume 3, issue 2: 1-3