Biotechnology Region The region at a glance. - AHK Taiwan


Dec 1, 2012 (5 years and 5 months ago)


in FrankfurtRheinMain
The region’s advantages at a glance.
You are interested in co-operations with German companies and universities, or wish to establish your business in the European
market as well as move closer to your international clients? You need a location for sophisticated research projects or the
development of medication for industrial production or clinical trial? Then FrankfurtRheinMain is the region you are looking for.
Here, you’ll profi t from the know-how of a globally leading pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological location with many

close integration with the international pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological industry

direct access to the fi nancial capital Frankfurt and alternative fi nancing instruments

the presence of global players from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry as well as highly innovative biotech

outstanding expertise in researching and developing new medication and white biotechnology

large number of CROs (contract research organisations) and service providers specialising in your industry

a location in Germany, Europe’s leader in biotechnology

universities and research institutions training over 10,000 students in all areas of chemistry, pharmacology and biology

close proximity to regulatory authorities for pharmaceuticals

the highly qualifi ed and specialised workforce and partner companies

a central location with outstanding infrastructure and growth potential for biotechnological businesses

an international and multicultural community

easily accessible markets through industry networks
Biotechnology Region
The region at a glance.
FrankfurtRheinMain has always been one of Germany’s most signifi cant business locations for the chemical and
pharmaceutical industry – a tradition that has served the growth of red and white biotechnology well. Today, the region
is one of the most important areas as far as industrial biotechnology is concerned and offers the largest fermentation
capacities nationwide.
The biotech industry in FrankfurtRheinMain not only consists of core players who predominantly engage in research and
development, but is also home to a large number of technical suppliers and service providers. Furthermore, businesses
operating in red biotechnology can profi t from the know-how and close co-operations with major pharmaceuticals
such as Merck, Sanofi -Aventis, Boehringer Ingelheim or Fresenius, while white biotech companies can get their inspi-
ration from businesses such as BRAIN and BioSpring, who are developing new ways of synthesis and bio-catalysts for
large-scale use on a daily basis.
Close integration between the industry and the research institutions is inherent in FrankfurtRheinMain. Consequentially,
the businesses in the region offer expertise along the entire value chain – from fundamental research to method and
process development as well as production on a hectolitre scale.
In Germany and especially in FrankfurtRheinMain, biotechnological activities are regularly facilitated by special support
programmes. If you’d like to know more about this, we would be happy to advise you!
Biotechnology Region
Clustered research and development expertise.
FrankfurtRheinMain’s unique strength in researching, developing and implementing highly sophisticated ideas makes
the region a signifi cant research hot spot for biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and other adjoining segments.
The research expertise of the universities in Frankfurt, Darmstadt and Mainz is complemented by top-class institutions
and facilitated by the private sector. Furthermore, FrankfurtRheinMain is home to the highest concentration of CROs
worldwide. But not only do these conduct countless clinical studies on behalf of pharmaceutical companies – many of
the region’s private enterprises carry out cutting-edge research on their own, too.
Universities and research institutions

Max Planck Institutes of Biophysics, Brain Research, Polymer Research and Chemistry

Paul Ehrlich Institute

Georg-Speyer-Haus, Institute for Biomedical Research

Karl Winnacker Institute of the DECHEMA trade association

Centre for Drug Research, Development and Safety (ZAFES)

FIZ, Frankfurt Biotechnology Innovation Center

Heavy-Ion Research Centre (GSI)

University of Frankfurt:
– Cluster of Excellence “Cardio-Pulmonary System” (together with the University of Giessen)
– Cluster of Excellence “Macromolecular Complexes”
– Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS)
– Frankfurt International Graduate School for Science (FIGSS)
– Institute for General Pharmacology and Toxicology
– Helmholtz Research School
– Institute for Clinical Pharmacology
– Institute for Neurology
– Department of Bioinformatics

Technical University Darmstadt

Universities in Mainz, Marburg and Giessen

University Hospitals in Frankfurt, Mainz and Giessen
Some signifi cant businesses in the region
Abbott, Bayer, Bayer CropScience, BASF, BioSpring, Biotest, Boehringer Ingelheim, BRAIN, Celanese, Clariant, Evonik,
Eli Lilly, Fresenius Medical Care, IEP, Merck, Merz, Novartis, Sanofi -Aventis, STADA
Biotechnology Region
Where the industry gets together.
These networks allow easy access, facilitate cooperative partnerships and will help you to make contact with your future
business partners in FrankfurtRheinMain:
Frankfurt Biotech Alliance
Network of businesses and institutes working in biotechnology
Hessian Ministry of Economics project for the clustering and coordination of Hessian biotechnological activities
Trade association for chemical engineering and biotechnology
International exhibition and congress for chemical engineering, environmental protection and biotechnology
Biotechnology Region
Business locations made to measure.
In recent years, more and more research clusters offering offi ce and lab space have been established in close proxim-
ity to the region’s research institutions and universities – especially for the biotechnological and life science sector.
Science City Frankfurt-Riedberg
The Science City Frankfurt-Riedberg is a unique district for innovations that enables science, economy and living to come
together in the same space. The area is also home to the science departments of Frankfurt’s university, two Max Planck
Institutes, the FIAS, the FIZ and a number of innovative businesses operating in the life science sector.
FIZ, Frankfurter Innovationszentrum Biotechnologie
The FIZ is the most important business and research platform in red biotechnology in the region, especially as far as
infl ammations and infections, diseases of the central nervous system and proteomics are concerned. Apart from renting
out customised lab and offi ce spaces, the FIZ also offers bundled scientifi c and economic expertise.
In our industrial parks, biotechnical, pharmaceutical and chemical businesses fi nd tailor-made infrastructure for activity
in and outside of the lab as well as access to the diverse networks of partners and clients.
Our experts are completely committed to proactively advise, support and accompany you from the start. To meet the
individual needs of your business or nationality, we aim to speak your language and understand your culture. We will
help you to fi nd suitable offi ce space, set up a company, get in touch with the experts you need and supply you with
information about German and European markets in your product segment. And it goes without saying that we are
always happy to welcome you in a region with more than enough potential for success.
So why not contact us today and become a part of FrankfurtRheinMain?
FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH
International Marketing of the Region
Unterschweinstiege 8
60549 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 (0) 69 68 60 38-0
Fax: +49 (0) 69 68 60 38-11
What we can do for you.