LIFE SCIENCES! - Pharmaceutical Industry

Saxony can look back on a success story spanning more than 120 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Today, numerous pharmaceutical firms are found here which are successful on the global market – for example, GlaxoSmithKline and its flu vaccine manufacturing facility in Dresden.

Außenansicht, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals-Werk Dresden

Source: GlaxoSmithKline

GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS, DRESDEN

GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals produces influenza vaccines for the global market in Dresden. In addition to seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccines, other liquid vaccines are also bottled and packed here. About 700 employees work at the production site; the annual production capacity amounts to 70 million vaccine doses.

Sector Structure Life Sciences in Saxony

Mitarbeiter in der Produktion bei Apogepha in Dresden

Source: APOGEPHA Arzneimittel GmbH

APOGEPHA ARZNEIMITTEL GMBH, DRESDEN

As an independent pharmaceutical company conducting its own research, the Dresden-based APOGEPHA Arzneimittel GmbH provides a broad range of pharmaceuticals and services for the treatment of urological disorders. Its research focuses on the development of new dosages and new forms of medication as well as clinical developments in urology.

AREVIPHARMA GMBH, RADEBEUL

The Radebeul-based Arevipharma GmbH develops and produces pharmaceutical substances and intermediate products for generic and researching pharmaceutical companies and conducts contract syntheses.

Herstellung von Klinikmustern (Verblisterung) bei MEDA Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, Radebeul

Source: MEDA Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, Radebeul

MEDA PHARMA GMBH & CO. KG, RADEBEUL

As a subsidiary of the Swedish MEDA AB Group, MEDA Pharma GmbH & Co. KG’s corporate activities revolving around the development of pharmaceuticals are focused at the Radebeul production site. This is also the location of a specific GMP area for the production of drugs to be used in clinical trials. The company is working on therapeutic concepts that focus on the indication sectors asthma & COPD, allergy, cardiovascular, and pain.

BOMBASTUS-WERKE AG, FREITAL

Approximately 900 different products sourced from medicinal plants and minerals leave the corporate headquarters of the Freital-based Bombastus-Werke AG, which date back to 1906, for destinations in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The product spectrum encompasses homeopathics, nutritional supplements, drugs, cosmetics, and also tea. The company is renowned, above all, for cultivating and processing sage plants.

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Director, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) at Dresden University of Technology

"After having worked in London, in Perth/Australia, and in Milan, I came to Dresden in 2007. Here, I found the perfect environment for my research at the CRTD. When it comes to developing regenerative therapies, we benefit substantially from the interdisciplinary exchange. This applies both to the institute and the city’s scientific community."

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