German medical biotechnology in the spotlight

Germany's medical biotechnology sector is one of the most dynamic in the world. A new video from Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) and the Export Initiative for the German Healthcare Industry, HEALTH MADE IN GERMANY, provides insight and facts & figures on this innovative, growing field.

Video: Medical Biotechnology made in Germany

The short, English-language film Medical Biotechnology Made in Germany shows viewers why Germany is a top location for a broad range of activities in medical biotechnology. Diversity and the high degree of sector specialization in a range of fields are among the characteristics that set German biotech apart from its counterparts in other countries around the globe.

Other factors contribute to the strength of the sector as well. For starters, medical biotechnology in Germany has a strong foundation in terms of the basic research that drives biotech in general. Germany has a long tradition of cooperation between research and educational institutes and industry. Infrastructure for coordinating cooperation and funding for innovative research has long been well-established. Regional clusters of excellence form a unique landscape of institutions, innovators, and investors that help to advance research and development, speed concepts through clinical trials, and get approved to serve patients and healthcare providers.

What is more, Germany's federal government is committed to fostering its innovative health care industry sectors in terms of growth, efficacy, and global competition. There are a broad range of financing programs open to enterprises active in Germany or cooperating with German companies or institutes.

Industry figures show Germany has developed a winning combination of qualities that make it "the place to be" for medical biotechnology. The film provides the details and features statements from industrial and business leaders, including German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier.

The video is the first in a series of HEALTH MADE IN GERMANY films on the healthcare industry's sectors. The Information Center on the initiative's website is the place to find the videos and profiles of all of Germany's healthcare sectors as well as guides companies working in the field, including the Guide to Contract Research in Germany.