Healthcare industries

The Berlin-Brandenburg region is among the internationally preeminent locations for life sciences and the healthcare industries. The principal strengths of the region are its unique cluster of research facilities and clinics, as well as the close connections between the players in research, clinics and industry. The numerous technology parks and cross-sectoral networks – especially in biotechnology and medical technology – create an outstanding infrastructure for the conversion of cutting-edge scientific insight into innovative products within the healthcare industries.

 Overview of healthcare industries

Industry focuses biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry, medical technology, medical care facilities
Number of companies~ 21,000*
Number of employees~ 360,000*
Key Players B. Braun GmbH, Bayer Pharma AG, Berlin-Chemie AG, BIOTRONIK SE & Co.KG, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Eckert & Ziegler AG, Glycotype GmbH, Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe, Pfizer Deutschland GmbH, Siemens AG, Sanofi Deutschland GmbH, Takeda Pharma GmbH, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Vivantes Netzwerk für Gesundheit GmbH, Klinikum Ernst-von-Bergmann, Klinikum Neuruppin, getemed AG (a selection)
Regional networks/associations    DiagnostikNet-BB, BioTOP Berlin Brandenburg, Zentrum für Molekular Diagnostik und Bioanalytik (ZMDB), Berlin-Brandenburg Center für Regenerative Therapien (BCRT), Netzwerk „Gesundheits- und Wellnesstourismus im Land Brandenburg“ (a selection)
Important eventsHealth Week, conhIT, Hauptstadtkongress, Clusterkonferenz, BIONNALE, Jobmesse "Gesundheit als Beruf"

* The Data is taken from the Cluster Report Helthcare Industries for 2016.

You will find additional information on the Healthcare Industries Cluster in Berlin-Brandenburg in the Berlin Business Location Center, on the website of the Economic Development Agency Brandenburg and on the Cluster homepage Health Capital.