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.

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OPTIMA pharma GmbH shows how freeze drying is used in the pharmaceutical industry.
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mRNA: this “new” technology has provided the fast track to a vaccine in the fight against Corona. The technology makes it possible to quickly adapt the vaccine to virus variants - and it may be groundbreaking for other applications in the pharmaceutical field.
Digitalization is making healthcare both more efficient and better. Central Hessen's researchers and industry are pushing the future of digital healthcare.
In Central Hesse, a strong network of industry and research creates special attention and help for patients with rare diseases. Sabine Pitschula is one of them. On the occasion of Rare Disease Day on February 28, presenter Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen spoke with her and medical experts from a competence
After 15 minutes, surfaces can become 99 percent germ-free after: Chemist Dr. Klaus Schepers explains how this occurs. Schepers is the founder of Munditech, which produces plant-based, antimicrobial coatings.

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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