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Charité - one of the largest university clinics in Europe 3D facilities for the design of functional molecules at Zuse Institute Berlin Universities Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus- Senftenberg Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Freie Universität Berlin Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin Humboldt-Universität Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg Theodor Fontane Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau Technische Universität Berlin University of Potsdam Research facilities BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing Bernstein Center for Computational Neurosciences Berlin Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT) Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI, Bioanalytics and Bioprocesses branch in Potsdam/Golm Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK Berlin-Brandenburg is one of Europe‘s leading locations for biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceuticals. For many companies that have come to the region or were founded here, the outstanding academic and scientific landscape is a decisive factor for success. Scientists conduct excellent life sciences research here, characterized by a broad spectrum and close interdisciplinary networking. The capital region features short paths to exchanges and partnerships – not only between different research institutions, but also between industry, clinics and academic research in various ways. Outstanding basic research Pioneering innovations always begin with basic research, which is conducted at the highest level in the region. Top institutes involved in biomedical research are concentrated here. Around 70 independent research groups work at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the four research focal areas: cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, cancer, function and dysfunction of the nervous system and medical systems biology. The »After 20 years at top foreign universities, I came to Berlin-Brandenburg because there are fantastic prospects for development here. The Max Planck Society offers opportunities that you won‘t find anywhere else in the world. The conditions for spinning off companies are ideal.« Prof. Dr. Peter Seeberger Director Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces »University medicine considers itself a significant engine for innovation in the healthcare sector. This makes Charité an important component of Berlin‘s health economy, oriented to close partnerships with industry. The fact that this is also one of Charité‘s 10 company goals emphasizes its commitment to partnerships.« Prof. Dr. Karl Max Einhäupl Chairman of the Executive Board Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) has unique equipment and outstanding expertise in the areas of signal transduction, molecular genetics, structural biology and chemical biology. The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics is a leader in the systematic analysis of genes and genomes. The Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces has a special focus on glyco-biology: automated carbohydrate synthesis, in particular. The German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin is one of the key institutions in the areas of immu nology, experimental rheumatology and rheumatism epidemiology. The German Institute of Human Nutrition researches the molecular causes of nutrition-related illnesses. Many of the other regional institutions are also at the top of their field internationally. A university medicine powerhouse In Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, a joint Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität institution, the region has one of Europe‘s largest university clinics. Here, over 4,500 doctors and scientists research, heal and teach at the highest international level. Charité

Outstanding scientific and academic landscape Research focal areas in genomics, systems medicine, glyco-biology, regenerative medicine, RNA technologies, imaging, biologized medical engineering, care research and eHealth Leading German location for the life sciences industry, with over 230 biotechnology companies, 300 in medical technology and 30 in pharmaceuticals Excellent access to skilled specialists due to the many degree and continuing education programs At the HZG Institute of Biomaterial Science, scientists develop materials for medical technologies. Close network among science and business, and interdisciplinary partnerships in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, photonics and ICT Outstanding conditions for preclinical and clinical research is the German medical department with the highest level of third party funding and a front-runner in German Research Foundation‘s research funding (DFG). Thanks to its many successes in the Excellence Initiative for Cutting-Edge Research at Institutions of Higher Education and other highly competitive DFG, German Federal Ministry of Research and EU research funding procedures, the institution has the most cooperative research projects of all centers of German university medicine. Quick translation into clinical practice The region offers optimal conditions for close, project-related partnerships between basic researchers, technology developers and clinical researchers. Institutions for translational research like the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT) or the Center for Molecular Diagnostics and Bioanalysis (ZMDB) were established against this background. »Innovation for medical technology emerges from close, interdisciplinary partnerships between many scientists. With its strengths in this sector – in the areas of orthopedic and cardiological implants, imaging and minimally invasive procedures, medical information and communication technology and clinical research and biotechnology – Berlin-Brandenburg offers outstanding conditions.« Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Kraft Head of the medical technology department TU Berlin »I came to Berlin in 2008 as a doctoral candidate because the innovative research and open atmosphere at MDC inspired me. The location offers fantastic conditions for young people!« Nuria Cerdá-Esteban Science Operations Manager Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine The Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), where scientists from Charité and MDC have pooled their research activities since 2013, is another top global institution located in the capital region. The BIH‘s guiding principle is systems medicine. It targets the further development and integration of different omics technologies using high throughput methods as a means of developing applications for personalized medicine. Applied research and technology development Alongside biomedical research, medical technology is especially strong in the region. It uses the findings from a variety of disciplines, benefiting from the many application-oriented, technology intense institutions here, including the Fraunhofer institutes and Technische Universität Berlin. Important stimuli for eHealth applications come from ICT research based at Fraunhofer FOKUS, Zuse Institute Berlin and the Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics in Frankfurt/Oder. Research facilities (continuation) Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin Institute of Biomaterial Science of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Teltow) Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim Leibniz Institute fo High Performance Microelectronics (IHP) Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, the National Metrology Institute of Germany Robert Koch Institute Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)

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