Silicon Valley is a household name, but only the initiated are familiar with the term MedTech Valley. Yet MedTech Valley is right on our doorstep, so to speak – in Germany’s southwest. Baden-Württemberg is a center of the MedTech industry in Germany and nowhere is the density of innovative companies in this field as high as in the Neckar-Alb region. This article is based on the unique List of the 200 largest medical technology companies in Germany.
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- Article based on database of the 200 most important medical technology companies in Germany
- Detailed information on the field of activity (orthopaedics, surgical instruments, implants, laser, centrifuges, ventilation technology, diagnostics, etc.)
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Between Tübingen, Hechingen and Tuttlingen
More than 800 companies and over 50,000 employees make up the medtech sector in the state. They cover a broad spectrum of medical technology – from simple products such as bandages to high-tech and innovative systems. With an annual turnover of almost 14 billion euros, MedTech is one of the most important industries in Baden-Württemberg. The largest “revenue generators” are surgical instruments, therapeutic systems and devices as well as implants and exoprostheses.
In addition to big names such as Aesculap/B. Braun Melsungen, Bruker BioSpin or STRATEC Biomedical, the sector is organised on a very small scale. Over 70 percent of MedTech companies have fewer than 10 employees. MedTech Valley – this designation applies in particular to the Neckar-Alb region with Tübingen and Tuttlingen as well as Hechingen at its centre. This is where the medical technology cluster of Baden-Württemberg is located. Tuttlingen – the “city of healing knives” – is regarded as the German medical technology centre par excellence with over 500 local medtech companies. Hechingen has more than 70 medtech companies. The city’s largest employer, with 1,400 employees, is a Baxter International dialysis machine plant. Tübingen is involved in MedTech Valley primarily as a research location because of the university, the university hospitals and its scientific institutions.
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