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The capital region is one of the leading medical technology hubs in Europe and has undergone high growth momentum for many years.

Around 300 companies with about 13,500 employees generate an annual turnover of 1.2 billion euros. Many of the companies are small to medium in size and find themselves among world leaders in their respective segments.

They benefit from excellent academic research and the various opportunities for cooperation with renowned research institutes and hospitals such as

  • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin,
  • the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin,
  • the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine,
  • DRFZ (the German arthritis research center),
  • the Institute for Micro- and Medical Technology at TU Berlin, and
  • the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology.

Why Berlin?

Dr. Clemens Scholz

»For the benefit of patients, Berlin provides a unique environment for small and medium-sized companies in the medical technology sector. Its many clinics and research institutions are the foundation of our entrepreneurial success.«

Dr. Clemens Scholz, CEO W.O.M. World of Medicine GmbH

The sector is thoroughly heterogeneous, and its main focuses range from software development to the development of electronic medical and medical-technological devices. Among the leading medical-technology companies making Berlin a vibrant center of the industry are for example

  • aap Implantate,
  • Biotronik,
  • B. Braun Melsungen,
  • Berlin Heart,
  • Eckert und Ziegler and
  • W.O.M. World of Medicine are.

(Source: Berlin Partner for Business and Technology)
 

Networks

In order to combine and optimally use the available expertise and resources, very early on, the region began establishing specialized networks. These have contributed significantly to the region’s advancement to become one of Europe’s leading locations for life sciences.

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