Biotechnology and biomedical research makes high demands upon state-of-the-art devices and the skills of highly qualified specialists. The shared use of such cutting-edge technologies and access to expert know-how is provided by each of the core facilities of the Joint Technology Platform. The facilities enable efficient access to technology and knowledge in an uncomplicated and cost-effective fashion.

Technology platforms also shape the life-science research picture in Dresden. The core facilities of the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden (BIOTEC) and the Center for Molecular Bioenginieering B CUBE are developed jointly and also in close exchange with other institutes. The facilities are currently used by over 130 research groups. Under the guidance of the "Dresden Concept" initiative, these facilities involve substantial interdisciplinarity. As a stage for close cooperation, the facilities support many research initiatives, stimulate interdisciplinary cooperation and create an important platform for acquisition of national and international funds. 

The Technology Platform is enabled by third party financing through the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Free State of Saxony and the European Union EFRE initiative.