Innovative and dynamic: Biotech & Pharma

With a gross value added of €1.9 billion* and around 20,000 employees*, the biotech & pharmaceuticals sector is the largest sub-sector (43%) of the Life Science Nord cluster. Some 250 companies from the region, including Evotec, altona Diagnostics and Sysmex, conduct biotechnological research for medical and industrial applications.

Major pharmaceutical manufacturers and larger trading companies from the pharmaceutical industry are also present in the region. AstraZeneca, Desitin, Medac, Richter-Helm and Nordmark develop and market innovative pharmaceutical products in and from Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg.

Competencies & focus areas

The companies and institutions based in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein specialise in pharmaceutical research, diagnostics, platform technologies and laboratory supplies, focusing on the medical fields of oncology, neurology, infections and inflammations.