The healthcare industry is one of the major economic sectors of the capital region, employing one out of eight Berliners.
The 280 medical technology companies and more than 200 biotechnology companies, 30 pharmaceuticals manufacturers and 120 hospitals of the capital region have made it the premier location for healthcare industries in all of Germany. Approximately 350,000 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.
"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, Chairman of the Management Board, Pfizer Deutschland GmbH
Forecasts indicate that in 2030, the approximately 368,000 employees of this sector will generate a gross value added of around EUR 20 billion.
In fact, Berlin’s 24 large research institutes and university departments focusing on health care industry make the capital a unique place to be, for anyone in the field – nowhere else in Europe is such a concentration to be found in such close proximity. The players here include internationally renowned institutions such as one of the largest university hospitals in Europe, the Charité; the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC); and the German Heart Institute Berlin (DHZB).
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.