The outstanding scientific landscape is a key factor in the success of many of the companies that have come to the region or were founded here. A wide range of life science research is conducted here in intense interdisciplinary networks. Exchanges and cooperation take place over short distances – not only between different research institutes, but also in many ways between industry, clinics and academic research.
In addition to expertise in the traditional core areas of medical technology, such as at the Institute for Micro and Medical Technology at the TU Berlin, there is a very broad range of research opportunities in trans-sector technologies such as microsystems and nanotechnology, optical technologies, information technology, new materials, mathematics, chemistry and physics.
(Source: Charité, 2015)
The region is considered the largest R&D test market in Europe for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and substances. In addition to a highly diverse range of available test groups, the cost structures in the region are attractive to firms active in this sector.