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Medical technology

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

about 330
companies
approx. 14,400
employees

Many of the medical-technology companies in the capital region theare 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,
  • Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin,
  • Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine,
  • DRFZ (the German arthritis research center),
  • Institute for Micro- and Medical Technology at TU Berlin,
  • Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik,
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS,
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology,
  • Berlin Institute of Health (BIH),
  • Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB).

Why Berlin?

„Berlin offers access to world-class medical institutions, leading technical universities, and a vibrant start-up ecosystem. It is this three-pronged combination that makes Berlin the ideal hub for supporting caresyntax on its mission to transform the more than 300 million surgeries each year.“

Björn von Siemens
Björn von Siemensco-founder caresyntax
Foto: © Peter Rigaut

The industry is very heterogeneous, ranging from software development for digital health solutions and imaging to the development of electromedical and medical devices and the manufacture of medical aids for orthopaedics and care. Among the leading medical-technology companies are for example:

  • Biotronik,
  • B. Braun Melsungen,
  • Berlin Heart,
  • Eckert & Ziegler,
  • Karl Storz Endoskope Berlin,
  • Ottobock,
  • W.O.M. World of Medicine,
  • Zimmer Biomet.

(Source: Berlin Partner for Business and Technology)

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The healthcare industries cluster in the capital region

Use our interactive industry map to learn more about selected locations and available infrastructure - in 2D and in 3D.

Interactive Map


Networks

In order to combine and optimally use the available expertise and resources, very early on, the capital 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.


(Source of data in illustration: Berlin Partner for Business and Technology)