Flyer with summary on current positions, prepared for the federal election 2017


Germany’s biotechnology industry ranks among the most sustainable and forward looking of today’s cutting-edge technologies. Biotechnology is about developing new therapies and drugs, breeding improved crop plants and producing industrial raw materials. And the biotechnology industry is mainly driven by small and medium-sized businesses. Germany’s biotechnology industry in numbers:

  • Some 756 companies, employing a total of 45,020 people, use biotechnologies to manufacture innovative products or to provide specialised services.
  • The medical biotechnology sector alone has nearly doubled its gross value added over the past ten years, to 8.8 billion euros.

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