The healthcare and biotechnology sector plays a pioneering role in Region Leipzig and is characterised by the pioneering spirit in science as well as leading research. Outstanding features of the set-up include the close link between university education and research and the innovation cycles in numerous start-ups, including the opportunity for pioneering companies to relocate in their growth phase – all under the umbrella of BIO CITY. This ensures interdisciplinary insights and short paths.
The emerging area of healthcare and biotechnology, primarily supported by BIO CITY Leipzig, embodies the productive cooperation between science and business. The practical fundamental research by pioneering faculties at the Centre for Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BBZ) at the University of Leipzig, located in BIO CITY, targets therapy and diagnostics in the areas of biomedicine, tissue engineering and molecule design. The aim of the guiding principle and motto "Vom Molekül zum Patienten" (From the molecule to the patient) is to increasingly shorten the time it takes for research results to become available for clinical application. The benefits can be measured in two directions – in the development of new marketable products as the basis for spinning off additional biotechnology companies by scientists as well as in the offer of cooperation opportunities for existing biotechnology/biomedicine companies.
BIO-NET LEIPZIG Technologietransfergesellschaft mbH – a society for technology transfer in biotechnology
biosaxony – the Saxon biotechnology cluster