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 CMCB 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 and administered under the roof of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB). Currently over 150 research groups use the services offered by the CMCB Technology Platform.  Under the guidance of the "Dresden Concept" initiative, the core facilities involve substantial interdisciplinarity and are in close exchange with other facilities. 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. Interested users are asked to directly get in contact with the core facilities. It is required to sign the user regulations before the first use. After that the equipment booking is processed via the booking system.

The CMCB Technology Platform is enabled mainly 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.