Life Sciences

  • Innovative research environment
  • Specialized experts
  • International cooperation partners

Industry in brief

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is Germany's leading state in terms of employment and gross value added in healthcare. With two traditional universities focused on life sciences, 13 non-university research institutes and 18 technology centers with GLP standard, the state offers a diverse environment. Thanks to its strong prospects, life sciences also receive a high priority in state politics, which is reflected in attractive funding programs among other things.

Innovation drives us

Your life sciences ideas find fertile ground in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Here they can come to life and grow into great successes.

  • Funding

    Technology, innovation and collaborative research are generously funded in MV, and the acquisition and production costs of new assets are incentivized. The state also can provide up to 45% to establish your new business facility. As part of our full service, we will support your appications for incentives from MV and the EU - so do not hesitate to contact us.

  • networks

    You have the ideas, we have the right skilled workers. In addition to 4,200 life science professionals, there are 74,000 potential returnees out of state just waiting for the right job. In addition, there are 3,500 graduates in STEM subjects from our universities and colleges every year.

    You can meet more than 700 experts, stakeholders and politicians at the annual National Healthcare Industry Conference held in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Here, participants exchange information about successful industry developments and perspectives. The meeting is organized by BioCon Valley® GmbH, the network for the MV healthcare industry on behalf of the state government.

  • Research and workforce

    The proximity to universities and colleges with life science expertise as well as innovation centers in renowned research communities form an optimal framework for a vital healthcare industry. Close networking of all stakeholders spurs investment and creates the basis for sustainable success. For example, animal health and agriculture go hand in hand here. The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut and the Leibnitz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (Leibnitz Institute for Farm Animal Biology) conduct joint research.

    As well as two universities, the three colleges, two Max Planck Institutes, three Helmholtz Institutes, three Fraunhofer Institutes and five Leibniz Institutes in MV ensure a fertile research landscape. We would be happy to put you in touch with networks, and cooperation and business partners.

  • investment location

    In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, investors are connected to the whole world.

    • Rostock/Laage cargo airport, 24/7 operations, connecting to flights all over the world
    • Excellent connections via domestic autobahn network
    • Worldwide import and export via the ports of Hamburg, Rostock with Carterminal, Wismar and Sassnitz/Mukran
    • Daily ferry connections to Scandinavia and the Baltic states

Success stories in MV

  • Cortronik

    CORTRONIK in Rostock-Warnemünde, part of the BIOTRONIK Group, is their competence center for the development and production of stents, the blood vessel-supporting tubes used in surgery. In this sub-sector, BIOTRONIK is one of the market leaders in ...

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  • Ypsomed

    With more than 35 years of experience, the Ypsomed Group is the leading company in the manufacture of injection and infusion systems. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies from all over the world prefer the high-quality products of this Swiss ...

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  • Pharmadrug Production

    Pharmadrug Production GmbH, founded in 1982, specializes in the production of generic drugs and the distribution of healthcare products and pharmaceutical substances. The high-quality products are manufactured in accordance with EU cGMP guidelines. ...

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    GILUPI GmbH opened a production facility in the BioTechnikum Greifswald in 2012. The managing directors Dr. Klaus Lücke and Dr. Nils Morgenthaler chose Greifswald because of the excellent conditions on site, the proximity to the university, the local ...

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