What is Healthcare Mittelhessen?

Education, research, economy: The intensive networking in the health sector and medicine makes the location Central Hessen special throughout Germany. We want to link this networking in the healthcare sector even more closely with the Mittelhessen brand in order to convince new investors, specialists and cooperation partners of the successful medical industry location of Mittelhessen.

The University of Marburg has the largest department for Pharmacy in Germany.

With turnover of four billion euros and export ratio of over 90 percent, Hessen is one of the supporting pillars of the German medical technology industry.

Around 150 Central Hessian companies are specialized in the field of pharma and medical technology.

With around 9,600 employees the Universitätsklinikum Gießen/Marburg (UKGM) is the largest medium-sized Hessian company and the third largest university hospital in Germany.

Latest Storys

A Vaccine Against Corona – Research at Full Speed
A vaccine against corona would be the breakthrough - and probably the rescue - for millions of people. Scientists around the world are feverishly searching for a serum against the virus. Researchers from Central Hessen are also working tirelessly to find the substance that will save lives globally.
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Corona Testing at Home
Rapid diagnosis of infected persons is extremely important for containing the Covid 19 pandemic. Once an infection is detected, isolation measures can begin immediately. Marburg’s NanoRepro AG is making its contribution to the fight against corona, now with a rapid test for home use.
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Fighting cancer gently thanks to particle therapy
In recent years, particle therapy has established itself in cancer treatment option for patients, with comparatively low side effects.
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How Big Data accelerates drug development
The contract research organization Alcedis, founded in Giessen, knows how to accelerate the drug development process with the help of innovative software systems - for the benefit of medicine and patients.
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Universität Marburg
Studying today at the University of Marburg: Tomorrow’s health experts
The unique combination of specialized study courses, top international research and innovative Marburg industry makes the Philipps University the ideal starting point for prospective physicians and pharmacists.
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Medical Cannabis: A last hope for chronic pain
Cannabis is more than a narcotic. The plant relieves pain in chronically ill patients for whom regular therapies are no longer effective. Since 2017, doctors in Germany have been allowed to prescribe medical cannabis legally. But does consumption also entail risks?
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AI in medicine: Marburg leading the way


A pioneer in international AI research, Prof. Dr. Martin Hirsch takes the helm at Philipps University and the University Hospital in Marburg. With this newly created professorship, Marburg leads the way as a model region for AI-supported medicine.
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A world first in Lich: Asklepios Hospital implants an 'intestinal pacemaker'


It's a milestone in treating fecal incontinence: For the first time, an MRI-capable intestinal pacemaker was implanted in a patient at the Licher branch of Asklepios Hospitals. This breakthrough is great news for patients who have to undergo intestinal MRIs regularly.
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Implementation of the EU Medical Device Regulation well underway


Expected bottlenecks don't manifest: More and more medical device manufacturers are "MDR-ready". For everyone else, MedTech Europe has now published concrete recommendations.
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