Life Sciences in Mecklen­burg-Vor­pommern


Dynamic business start-up landscape

Research-intensive universities rich in tradition as well as 18 business start-up centres and centres of excellence form the breeding ground for continuous growth in life sciences in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The number of life-sciences companies in the region has tripled since 2000. Every fifth employee in the state now works in this field. With an overall effect of 10 billion euros, the healthcare sector contributes more than a quarter of the state GDP in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Ideal locational conditions

The innovation-friendly business climate in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern provides ideal framework conditions for the relocation of healthcare companies. In particular, technology centres with GLP equipment and the highest safety standards are available to company start-ups at attractive prices. In this regard, the university cities of Greifswald and Rostock, both with a rich tradition, have established a vibrant research landscape. From 3D printing of artificial joints to the development of new medicines – research is undertaken there on pioneering projects on a cross-disciplinary basis. Furthermore, the specialists of the future undergo training in a practical and scientific manner at the three university locations of Stralsund, Wismar and Neubrandenburg. For example, the subject of digitalisation is taught on a proactive basis in the Medical Information Management Bachelor /eHealth study course at the university.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern offers international companies a competitive environment for R&D and clinical studies. Multinational networks enable both a high level of research and its timely commercial implementation in the global market. This results in a boost to expansion in biotechnology, biomedecine, medical technology as well as the pharmaceutical industry.

Thanks to its natural treasures, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has become the Number 1 Federal State for health and recuperation. The health care sector is the second most important economic factor (after tourism). This is why the health care sector is intensively supported by a robust technology policy and technology funding.


The benefits to you

  • A high level of productivity through close cooperation of companies, universities and ministries at the highest level
  • Numerous industry cooperations; intensive international contacts
  • High standards in study and training provide for a large supply of qualified specialists in the health care sector
  • State funding programmes in the fields of technology, innovation and collaborative research
  • A stable investment environment
  • Made in Germany stands for above-average services worldwide and quality in the health care sector

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Success Stories from the life Sciences Industy

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Ypsomed AG

Simon Michel, CEO:
“Schwerin can provide Ypsomed with the ideal conditions for setting up an additional production plant: a suffi cient number of available and fully developed sites, embedded in a modern industrial park, access to qualifi ed staff and a good investment climate..“

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Pharmadrug, Björn Nowak


Björn Nowack, Gründer:
„Rostock is a location with a bright future. Here we enjoy excellent connections and we expect to expand our business and increase the number  of our employees. The commitment of the economic development team in supporting the setting-up of our business here was a decisive factor  and leads us to conclude that we will continue to enjoy a good working relationship with the institutions in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the future..“

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In 2012, GILUPI GmbH opened a production plant in BioTechnikum Greifswald. Managing Directors Dr Klaus Lücke and Dr Nils Morgenthaler chose Greifswald as the main site due to its excellent location, proximity to the university and the BioCon Valley network, and the extensive support and economic development from the regional government.

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Within the BIOTRONIK group, CORTRONIK, based in Rostock-Warnemünde is a centre of expertise for the development and production of stents, tubes which support arteries and which are used in the field of medicine.

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Juliane Ahrens

Team Leader

Mechanical Engineering, Maritime Industry, Aerospace Industry, Logistics, Chemical industry

Phone: +49 (385) 59 2 25 - 48
Cell: +49 (171) 561 08 79



Josefin Bolz


Life Sciences and Health Care

Phone: +49 (385) 59 2 25 - 49
Cell: +49 (171) 560 20 01

Susen Stiewe


Medical Technology and Switzerland

Phone: +49 (385) 59 2 25 - 45
Cell: +49 (151) 19 42 31 98

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