EFRELand Brandenburgbe Berlin
Medica 2016

About the Healthcare Industries Cluster

The Berlin-Brandenburg region is one of the leading life sciences and healthcare industries centers in the world. The region’s main strengths are its unique concentration of science, clinics and business and the close network they maintain. Numerous technology parks and networks in different fields, above all biotechnology and medical technology, create an ideal infrastructure for transforming the latest scientific findings into innovative products for the healthcare sector. The systematic innovation policy under the joint innovation strategy of the states Berlin and Brandenburg (innoBB) aims to expand the cluster's development and drive top performance for the regional and global healthcare markets.

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Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

With cutting-edge research and development from molecules to products, biotechnology in the capital region provides an excellent environment for global players in the pharmaceuticals industry and top scientists.

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Medical Technology

World leaders in medical technology – many of the over 300 medical technology companies in Berlin-Brandenburg can claim this title. They benefit from the close network between science, business and clinics here.

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Innovative Patient Care & Rehabilitation

For medical care and rehabilitation or nursing care – in the capital region, patients of all ages will benefit from capable, highly networked medical care at the highest level.

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Health Tourism & Prevention

Berlin-Brandenburg is one of the most attractive healthcare regions with an international flair. It provides lots of space and a wide range of services for prevention, medical tourism and wellness.

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Event Date 16.02.17
WTC Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Event Date 30.11.16 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Fraunhofer IZI-BB
Am Mühlenberg 13
14476 Potsdam
Registration opens: Registration opens: 28.09.16 12:00 AM Registration closes: 29.11.16 12:00 PM Free Places: avaiable Register

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