At a Glance - Life Sciences in Saxony
Saxony is one of Germany’s most dynamic life science regions today. About 350 companies committed towards biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical technology successfully cooperate with more than 30 research institutions. They focus on the fields of regenerative medicine (e. g. tissue engineering), diagnostics, molecular bioengineering, bioinformatics, long-term monitoring as well as implants and prostheses.
Vibrant clusters are active primarily around the technology centers BIO CITY LEIPZIG and BioInnovationCenter Dresden. On more than 35,000 square meters of floor space, the scientific and business communities are working hand in hand here – centrally located and in the immediate vicinity of research institutes and university clinics.
With the Saxonian Incubator for Clinical Translation (SIKT) in Leipzig and the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), two leading research centers for regenerative medicine are located in Saxony. In addition, three interdisciplinary innovation centers – B CUBE Dresden (molecular bioengineering), ICCAS Leipzig (computer-assisted surgery), and OncoRay Dresden (medical radiation research) – are also active in the region.
In Saxony, six universities provide specific bachelor’s and master’s programs of studies in the life science sector, for example, “Health Care Management” at the DIU – Dresden International University. High caliber interdisciplinary doctoral programs and graduate schools promote junior scientists – such as, for example, the doctoral program “IMPRS-CellDevoSys” (molecular cell biology, genetics) in Dresden or the graduate schools “BuildMoNa” (biomaterials) in Leipzig and “DIGS-BB” (biomedicine / bioengineering) in Dresden.