Medical technology is indispensible for human health and contributes a great deal to improving the quality of our lives. The field of medical technology covers many areas. These range from simple disposable products and consumables such as dressing materials and other clinical supplies, to IT-related telemedicine, homecare and eHealth systems as well as high-technology and innovative robotics, imaging, diagnostics and life-support systems. 840 companies research, develop and/or produce in Baden-Württemberg, which makes it one of the leading locations in this field in Europe.
In the context of a statistical analysis in 2018, carried out by BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH and the Baden-Württemberg Statistics Office, figures from 2016 were extracted for 799 out of 840 medical technology companies listed in the BIOPRO company database.
The Baden-Württemberg medical technology sector is a very traditional but extremely innovative industry that mainly consists of small- and medium-sized companies. The sector benefits from close links with the state's well-positioned biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry sectors. Baden-Württemberg is also home to big companies such as Aesculap/B. Braun Melsungen, Bruker BiopSin and STRATEC Biomedical.