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18 Innovations for health I n future of healthcare is being shaped in Berlin like nowhere else in Germany. 368,000 people work in more than 21,400 companies in the healthcare industry, including 30 pharmaceutical, over 230 biotech, and around 300 medical technology companies. Together they achieve an annual turnover of 25 billion euros. Major companies include Bayer, Biotronik, Carl Zeiss Meditec and Pfizer Deutschland. Networking between companies, research, science, and technology parks is particularly As Berlin Heart, we are a good example of what is possible in Berlin: to move from startup to world market leader on the basis of excellent clinical research. Sven-René Friedel CEO Berlin Heart GmbH well-developed in Berlin. These networks enable successful transfer of technology between science and business. The experts in clinics are already brought into the equation at an early stage. This means that research and development can closely meet the needs of medical practice. These high-quality networks provide SME businesses in particular with the best opportunities for cooperation and business development. The interaction between many complementary participants ensures that strong impulses for the national and international healthcare industry are emitted from Berlin. A variety of top-level congresses contribute to this. As a location for congresses, Berlin is among the top five in the world – not least of all because of the various medical events. Outstanding medical care. In 130 clinics with more than 35,000 beds, 71 rehabilitation facilities as well as in 800 nursing homes, comprehensive care is provided to the highest of standards. The Charité was named „Germany‘s

Business Metropolis – Solutions 19 Photos: Yves Sucksdorf, | iStock | maxuser, private Prime locations for companies Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland, with around 1,200 employees in marketing and sales is located in the heart of Berlin at Potsdamer Platz. The German headquarters of Pfizer has been located nearby since 2008. The US concern also manages part of its international business out of Berlin – like the oncology division for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East as well as the Greater China and Asia-Pacific regions. These sort of properties in prime locations in the heart of the city are almost only available in Berlin and no other European capital these days. best clinic“ by the news magazine Focus in 2018 for the seventh time in a row. Also significant for the healthcare industry is the fact that the political and media landscape of Berlin offers access to opinion-leaders, decisionmakers, and a broad public. Excellence from the capital. Berlin is a flagship of medical research. The Charité is one of the largest and most important university hospitals in Europe. It works closely with a large number of excellent research facilities. More than half of all German Nobel prize winners for medicine and physiology come from the Charité. These include Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich, for example. The Charité doctors treat almost 700,000 walk-in patients annually and around 148,000 inpatients. Excellence in science and a relaxed family life in a creative city – that‘s what Berlin is to me. Prof. Dr. Dorothea Fiedler Director at the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP)

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