LIFE SCIENCES! - Biotechnology

About 50 dedicated biotechnology enterprises are active in Saxony. They focus on the fields of molecular bioengineering, bioinformatics, nanobiotechnology as well as pharmacogenetics.

Beispiele aus der Stammzellkollektion der c-LEcta GmbH Leipzig

Source: c-LEcta GmbH


The Leipzig-based c-LEcta GmbH develops enzymes as well as microbial production strains for the production of, for example, fine chemistry, food, or biofuels. Towards this end, c-LEcta applies efficient strategies for enzyme optimization and cluster screening, develops and optimizes proprietary production strains for the manufacture of proteins with very high yields, and provides outstanding expertise in biocatalysis applications. The company also possesses a microbial strain collection with more than 5,000 preselected strains and millions of genes in “ready to screen” metagenomic libraries.

Sector Structure Life Sciences in Saxony

Biotype Diagnostic GmbH, Dresden

The Dresden-based Biotype Diagnostic GmbH has gained more than a decade of experience in the development and production of test systems in the DNA analytics sector. Biotype’s molecular diagnostic solutions set new standards in the field of multiparameter diagnostics for the early and rapid clarification of the most diverse medical issues.


Located in Radebeul, the InnoTERE GmbH develops, produces, and distributes innovative products for the treatment of bone damages in close cooperation with researchers and clinics. Novel bone cements made of calcium phosphates and polymethylmetacrylate, which permit the minimal invasive therapy of bone defects, form one of the focal points of the corporate development activities.


The Dresden-based Lipotype GmbH is a spin-off of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) and provides the analysis of lipids in the blood and other biological samples. Such Lipotype customers as, for example, pharmaceutical and biotech enterprises or food producers use the analyses for the development of new diagnostic procedures and pharmaceuticals or healthier food.

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