Life Sciences

Hamburg Metropolitan Region – Life Sciences

The sector – Researching for better lives

People are the focus in life sciences. Whether it is new drugs, improvements in diagnoses or more individualised treatment that are concerned, the Metropolitan Region has outstanding medical scientific expertise, forward-thinking technological know-how, and industrial capabilities to offer.

The life sciences sector in the region saw a dynamic development trend in recent years. Meanwhile, a diversified network of high-tech companies, respected research institutions and universities has grown up, whose goal is to transform innovative ideas into marketable products. Some 500 companies employing 270,000 people are active in life sciences and the health care management sector in and around Hamburg.

Life sciences represent a vital domain for the future in Hamburg Metropolitan Region: an economic factor with huge potential for innovation and employment. Close links between medicine, medical technology, biotechnology and pharmacy have forged an internationally competitive life science cluster.