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Issue 02/2024 | Rare Disease Month | HealthCapital Berlin Brandenburg

Schoenefeld, February 7, 2024

Dear readers,

February is Rare Disease Month. During this time, awareness is raised worldwide for those affected by rare diseases. These may seem rare individually, but they affect a significant number of people worldwide. On Rare Disease Day, 29 February, many patient organisations, research institutions and celebrities raise awareness. Research plays a crucial role in helping those affected.

The Airport Region Berlin Brandenburg is a leading location for the healthcare industry and life sciences. Renowned institutions such as the Berlin Centre for Rare Diseases at the Charité Berlin, the Max Delbrück Centre and the Berlin Institute of Health are involved in this research. New diagnostic methods enable early detection and better treatment, regenerative medicine treats the causes, and technical support systems improve the quality of care.

Nearly 700 biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies benefit from the excellent scientific environment. Global companies such as Bayer, B. Braun, Berlin-Chemie, Pfizer, Sanofi, Takeda and numerous medium-sized companies characterise the healthcare industry.

For more in-depth insights, download the Life Sciences Report 2022/2023 from the cluster HealthCapital Berlin Brandenburg (see newsletter history). 

Check out the curated articles in this issue to find out what you missed in recent weeks in terms of growth sectors and real estate project developments, and read more on our website.

Kind regards and stay healthy!

The Airport Region Berlin Brandenburg Team


Portrait of Peter N. Robinson
Jan 30th, 2024
Harnessing big data for personalised precision medicine
Peter N. Robinson bridges the gap between data science and applied medicine
Aircraft on the BER apron for contribution - BARIG welcomes BER as a new partner
Jan 29th, 2024
BARIG Welcomes Capital City Airport Berlin Brandenburg as New Partner
Working together to drive innovation and further improve processes
Jan 27th, 2024
Photonics Research: Glass as the key to high-performance chips
Fraunhofer IZM presents automated system for measuring optical in-glass waveguides for efficient data transmission
Image shows the view from a car cockpit into a car tunnel - animated graphics indicate that artificial intelligence operates the car and makes the functions easier to control.
Jan 26th, 2024
Continental's AI lab in Berlin - Interview
Insights from Dr Andreas Weinlich into the AI lab and the future of mobility
The Dockyard office building, future headquarters of Wooga
Jan 26th, 2024
Dockyard: Wooga becomes first tenant in sustainable Berlin office building
Gaming software developer Wooga signs lease for 6,700 m² | Move-in: Q4/2024
The image shows 3D printed landing surfaces on the moon. The photo shows the difference between the texture of lunar dust and the same dust transformed into a solid, smooth surface by additive manufacturing.
Jan 24th, 2024
Additive manufacturing: 3D Printing Turns Moon Dust Into Roads
Joint study reveals fascinating prospects
Photo of the EDGE East Side office complex in Berlin
Jan 23rd, 2024
Handover of EDGE East Side to PIMCO Prime Real Estate
140 m high office building with a total area of 80,500 sqm completed in the centre of Berlin | Main tenant: Amazon with 3,400 employees
Picture: Norwegian Air Shuttle now connects BER with Tromsø in northern Norway twice a week. The crew of the inaugural flight and Andreas Ley, Senior Key Account Manager, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (1st from right) are delighted about the new winter destination from BER.
Jan 20th, 2024
Airport Berlin Brandenburg: Norwegian Air Shuttle now flies to Tromsø
Norwegian Air Shuttle launches twice-weekly direct flights from BER to the Arctic city
Image of the new destination from BER: Andreas Ley, Senior Key Account Manager, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (1st from left in front) and Stefan Nitert, Basemanager BER, Eurowings (1st from right in front) and the crew of the first flight are delighted about the new destination from BER
Jan 18th, 2024
Non-stop from BER to Rovaniemi
With Eurowings direct from BER Airport to Rovaniemi (Finnish Lapland) | Flight time: 2:40 h
Bild zeigt ein schematisches Bild eines Gebäudes, in dem sich Menschen an verschiedenen Positionen aufhalten. Diese Personen sind auf dem Bild in unterschiedlichen Farben abgebildet.
Jan 17th, 2024
Civil security research: DLR tracking in buildings
Better coordination of emergency services in buildings & improved localisation and mapping
Visualisation of the LXK office and residential campus in Berlin
Jan 16th, 2024
Tishman Speyer, RB Real Berlin and CESA start construction of the LXK office and residential campus in Berlin
Start of construction of the 61,200 sqm mixed-use LXK Campus | Completion: 2026
Image shows an aerial view of existing and planned buildings in the Science Park Potsdam. You can see housing estates and a large area with research buildings.
Jan 15th, 2024
New Construction Projects in the Potsdam Science Park
Three major construction projects intend to create generous new office and laboratory spaces.
Picture shows the winners of the Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award with political representatives.
Jan 10th, 2024
Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award 2023: And the winner is...
BAM scientist around Startuo HyPhox is honoured
Image of BER Airport traffic statistics in December | Aircraft on the apron
Jan 9th, 2024
Berlin Brandenburg Airport: Traffic statistics December 2023
23.07 million passengers travelled via BER last year | Steady passenger numbers in December
Picture shows a female researcher with a tablet in her hand in the foreground, looking into the camera. In the background, two other researchers can be seen working on a larger technical device in a somewhat blurred manner. A green circle with a large "H" is superimposed over the photo, symbolizing hydrogen.
Jan 4th, 2024
Green Hydrogen: Research team improves stability of iridium catalysts
Stability of iridium-based anodes for generating green hydrogen can be significantly increased with titanium oxides
Bild zeigt verschwommen im Hintergrund ein Maisfeld im Sonnenuntergang, im Vordergrund ist eine männliche Silhouette im Anschnitt zu sehen, mit einem geöffneten Laptop auf dem Arm. Darüber liegt eine Animation von Piktogrammen, die die technologische Vernetzung von künstlicher Intelligenz, dem Internet of Things (ioT) und der Landwirtschaft darstellen soll.
Jan 2nd, 2024
The potential of AI and IoT in agriculture
Interview with Dr Sebastian Bosse from the Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin
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