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The NRW Biotech Scene at a Glance

Who are the players on the biotechnology scene in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)? How many companies are there? And what are the key figures in this sector? You can find answers to all these questions in the latest edition of the Spot on Biotechnology Business brochure.

The brochure presents NRW as a hub for biotechnology. A total 112 companies whose core business is biotechnology are based here. This is in addition to other companies from the pharmaceutical, chemical, and seed industries that also work in the field of biotechnology. Companies that are active in the field of biotechnology in NRW are presented in this brochure complete with company profiles.

In the brochure, BIO.NRW also analyses the local sector and provides facts and figures on biotechnology in NRW. NRW’s biotech scene again performed strongly in 2020 compared with other states in Germany, accounting for almost 40 % of industry turnover. Throughout Germany, the biotechnology sector experienced rapid growth in 2020. This strong growth was also felt here in NRW, partly as a result of the high demand for biotechnology products that we have witnessed since the start of the pandemic. In comparison with the previous year, turnover in the biotech sector increased by 37 % in NRW.

As a hub for biotechnology, NRW is highly dynamic and innovative, with many new approaches and solutions being developed here to help tackle the pandemic. The stakeholders and their activities are listed in the “NRW against COVID-19” section.

Collaboration between the various stakeholders is crucial to successfully strengthening the biotechnology sector. In addition to companies, the brochure therefore also presents profiles of the NRW BioRegions as regional networks of expertise that support the sector and promote dialogue between the stakeholders.


Here you can download the online version of the brochure.

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