Saxony, a first class life sciences region

Since launching its biotech campaign in September 2000, the Free State of Saxony has become one of the most dynamic life sciences regions in Germany – and has now set its sights on Europe. New branches of existing companies and entirely new businesses are creating a critical mass of research and business, particularly around the start-up centers of Leipzig and Dresden. The result is the sustainable growth of Saxony as a future-oriented life sciences location with plenty of untapped potential.

Section biotechnology

Sektion Biotechnologie - Ihr Netzwerk für die Biotechnologie in Sachsen

As a cross-sectional technology, biotechnology is of great importance for a large number of high-tech industries and more and more sectors are using biotechnological processes.

Meanwhile, there are 50 dedicated biotechnology companies in Saxony that are primarily engaged in red biotechnology. However, biotechnology is also closely linked to various other industries and creates new application possibilities here. For example, there are more than 200 associated companies in Saxony that are not directly involved in biotechnology, but contribute significantly to the added value of biotechnology.

The life sciences with biotechnology as a driving force have gained scientific and economic importance in Saxony and form an important pillar of the high-tech location with significant future potential.

Key topics:

  • regenerative medicine
  • personalized healthcare
  • molecular diagnostics
  • Radiopharmacy
  • Cell and genome analysis
  • tissue engineering

Section medical technology

Sektion Medizintechnik - Ihr Netzwerk für die Medizintechnik in Sachsen

Medical technology is one of the key industries of the future. In Saxony, the industry is characterized by small and medium-sized companies and is subject to a high level of dynamism. Around 230 medical technology companies produce and research in Saxony. These range from equipment, innovative diagnostic procedures and devices to consumables for the medical sector. In addition, there are a large number of research and incubation centers where innovations for tomorrow's challenges are developed and marketed today.

Key topics:

  • Medical devices
  • intelligent implants and prosthetics
  • On-site diagnostics
  • ambient assisted living
  • Digital medical technology
  • Biomaterials

Section health economy

Section health economy

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.

Key topics:

  • Market Access Strategy

  • Reimbursement Advice

  • Market Analysis

  • User Feedback

  • Clinical Implementation