biosaxony – Saxony’s Biotech, Medtech and Health Economy Cluster

Welcome to biosaxony!

biosaxony is the association of the biotechnology, medical technology and health economy sector in the region of Saxony. Its members represent the various companies, research institutes and lobbyists working in biotechnology and medtech and the related areas of engineering and material sciences in Saxony. It pulls the different strands of biotech and medtech together, gauges its members’ needs, and represents their interests.

biosaxony’s responsibilities include initiating projects between industry and research, pinpointing services and know-how, harnessing synergies, and highlighting regional expertise in order to support the value-added development of these cross-cutting technologies. Other elements of its cluster work include developing new ideas and strategies as well promoting sustainable technology transfer, such as at its partnering conference bionection. Local work is strengthened by biosaxony’s two offices in Leipzig and Dresden.

  • In 2016, biosaxony set up the Section Medical Technology. Combining biotechnology with medical technology is intended to enable new areas of innovation to be identified, network actors from different fields, and hence lastingly strengthen the regional economic structure of both sectors.
  • The project Innovation Cluster Smart Medical Devices and Therapies (since 2018) focusses on projects about products on their way from the laboratory to the patient's bed. Biotechnology, medical technology, materials science, information technology and telecommunications work together on medical-technical innovations. Small and medium-sized companies are enabled to accelerate the development of smart medical products and innovative therapies. The aim is to improve the access into the market. A further goal is the relocation of foreign companies to the Cluster Gesundheitswirtschaft in Leipzig.
  • Since 2020 the association's field of activity has been expanded to include the field of health economy in order to be able to build bridges to innovative projects in biotechnology and medical technology.

biosaxony is a member of the go-cluster program and has been awarded the Silver Label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative.

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Our members and many other partners from business, research and politics support and actively participate in biosaxony’s work. This enables us to continuously advance the sharing of information and leverage synergy to the benefit of life sciences players in Saxony.

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History & Highlights of the Network