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The healthcare industry is one of the major economic sectors of the capital region, employing one out of eight Berliners.

The about 300 medical technology companies and more than 240 biotechnology companies, 30 pharmaceuticals manufacturers and more than 130 hospitals of the capital region have made it the premier location for healthcare industries in all of Germany. Approximately 354,000 people work in the Capital region healthcare industry. To name but a few, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bausch + Lomb, B. Braun Melsungen, Berlin-Chemie, Biotronik, Pfizer and Sanofi all have their registered offices in Berlin.

Why Berlin?

Dr. Andreas Penk

»We relocated our offices to Berlin because we were looking to cooperate more closely with people, and I don't mean just at the political level. Here, we have established many interesting contacts within the various scientific institutions, hospitals like the Charité and various biotech companies. I am confident that in the future, we will be able to attract even more world-class scientific research to Berlin.«

Dr. Andreas Penk, Regional President Oncology Europe/Africa/Middle East & Head Greater China and Asia Pacific Oncology regions Pfizer

35 large research institutes and universities focusing on the life sciences can be found here, including centers of excellence and internationally renowned institutions such as Europe's largest university clinic, Charité, the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin and other institutes of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and Max Planck Society, as well as the Helmholtz and Leibniz Associations. Advanced research and medicine found a home here more than 300 years ago with well-known scientists such as Rudolf Virchow, Robert Koch, Ferdinand Sauerbruch and Emil von Behring.

What attracts these companies to Berlin is the exceptional potential for development and cooperation, characterized in particular by direct access to academic and scientific institutions. The long-standing networks and research groups of the region promote the growth and development processes of individual companies.

The healthcare industries cluster in the capital region

The healthcare industries cluster in the capital region

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