Fraunhofer IKTS-MD, the former Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing, branch Dresden, is integrated into the Fraunhofer IKTS since January 1, 2014. The Fraunhofer IKTS-MD develops in Dresden-Klotzsche solutions for materials diagnostics. Industrial customers get help wherever quality and reliability of their products and services should be improved; in the public area the institute contributes to the topics health, energy and environment. they are especially focused to applied microelectronics and sensor systems. Quality assurance in lightweight engineering, the development of testing electronics for variothem application fields, multi-scale material characterization, life cycle management and reliability analysis as well as high-resolution nanoanalysis are some of the main fields of activity at Fraunhofer IKTS-MD.