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 250 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.

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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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TIG Gießen
The TIG: Startup incubator in the Giessen European Quarter
Lack of orders, lack of network, a shortage of money: There are many reasons why startups go bankrupt. To prevent this, the Technology and Innovation Center Giessen (TIG) offers young companies support programs, internal networking and affordable commercial space - and all of this in the economic stronghold of Central
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Combatting rare diseases with drugs from blood plasma
One litre of blood plasma can be used in 17 different product lines against rare diseases: The Marburg-based biotechnology company CSL Behring uses the plasma to produce drugs for the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE) and haemophilia.
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Ebolavirus Epidemien
Ebola: The fight against global virus epidemics
Dr. Nadine Biedenkopf, a scientist from Marburg, is researching substances against dangerous viruses such as Ebola. Silvestrol gives hope.
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Trend Report: The Future of Cancer Treatment
In addition to traditional radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery, targeted and patient-tailored drugs expand the arsenal of therapeutic options.
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1.3 million euros for medical research in Marburg and Giessen


In 2020, the Von Behring Roentgen Foundation will support eleven research projects at the Philipps University of Marburg and the Justus Liebig University of Giessen with a substantial funding.

A Medical first in Giessen: Robot helps with heart surgery


For the first time, doctors at the University Hospital in Giessen have used a robot to insert a vascular support - a stent - into a constricted coronary vessel.

New antibiotic against resistant hospital germs


The University of Giessen reports a promising research success: An international team of researchers, including Justus Liebig University, has discovered an active substance against highly resistant germs.

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