Baden-Württemberg is currently home to 173 biotechnology companies. In addition to dedicated biotechnology companies, this also includes bioinformatics, diagnostics and analytics companies that use modern biotechnology methods or focus on biotechnological production.
On behalf of BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH, the Baden-Württemberg Statistics Office has extracted key figures for 143 of the 173 biotechnology companies for 2017:
The companies achieved taxable revenues of 4.2 billion euros with a total of 19,470 employees.
Six companies had more than 250 employees and generated 86% of taxable revenues.
Biotechnology is an important driver of innovation in the pharmaceutical industry. Innovative spin-offs from the numerous universities and research institutions in Baden-Württemberg reflect the region’s inventiveness. 35 biotechnology companies were founded between 2015 and 2018.