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The Baden-Württemberg healthcare industry

The biotechnology sector

Baden-Württemberg is currently home to 151 biotech 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 129 of the 151 biotechnology companies for 2013:

  • The companies achieved taxable revenues of 4.8 billion euros with a total of 17,725 employees.

  • The sector is characterised by micro and small companies: 95% of the companies had less than 250 employees, 61 of the 129 companies surveyed had less than 10 employees.
  • Six companies had more than 250 employees and generated 89% of taxable revenues.

  • Most biotechnology companies were located in the Rhine-Neckar region (46), the southern Upper Rhine region (24) and the Neckar-Alb region (18).

The two regions with the highest revenues were Danube-Iller (Biberach, Laupheim and Ulm) and Rhine-Neckar (Heidelberg, Mannheim).

Percentage of biotechnology companies in Baden-Württemberg in 2013 by employment size class. © BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH
Fields of activity of biotechnology companies in Baden-Württemberg on the basis of data held in the BIOPRO company database (companies may have several fields of activity). © BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH
Website address: https://www.gesundheitsindustrie-bw.de/en/location/biotech/