With its policy of driving innovation by combining various technologies, Life Science Nord operates in a commercially promising high-growth area. The market for innovative medicine is worth several 100 billion euros and is growing at double-digit rates.
The Life Science Nord region is well positioned along the value chain for innovative medical products. All areas of research – from development to production and marketing – are occupied by cluster players from the fields of medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Appropriate platform technologies and services such as funding, quality assurance or training are also offered in the region.
In Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, important areas of application are in therapy, diagnostics, imaging techniques, laboratory equipment, implantology and operating technologies. However, oncology and research into inflammation and infections are the dominant fields.
Life Science Nord has developed innovative medical products with the help of selective cooperation agreements and technology transfer. The region's market and competitive position is based on the successful business activities of the individual players in their respective core businesses and under their cooperation arrangements. As a result, Life Science Nord operates successfully in national and international markets.
In particular the established medical technology firms that mostly operate on a global scale are often outstandingly well positioned in the market. This can be exploited to secure significant synergies in the marketing of solutions generated by cooperation projects.
North German Biotechnoloy is diverse, but still shows clear a clear focus in competences. Drug discovery, molecular diagnostics and enabling technologies are the main aspects in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. In these fields, well-known companies are as active as small start-ups and spin-offs from scientific institutions.
In many fields of medical technology, North Germany is at the top with innovative products and application oriented research. Next to compentences in implantology, operating technologies and telemedicine, the North has a clear international advance in modern imaging technologies.