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    BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH supports the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors in the healthcare industry as well as the development of a bioeconomy in Baden-Württemberg.

  • Healthcare industry BW Industry report

    We track the economic performance of companies actively engaged in biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical industry. Our publications provide the latest facts und figures for Baden-Württemberg’s healthcare industry.

  • Bioeconomy BW Towards greater sustainability

    We support regional bioeconomic strategies to promote and strengthen sustainability objectives in Baden-Württemberg. These strategies include regional research and development capacities, analyse approaches for circular economy and aim at the establishment of interfaces to both internal and external partners.

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BIOPRO's new report entiteld "Healthcare Industry 2018: Facts and Figures for Baden-Württemberg" illustrates key figures of Baden-Württemberg's healthcare industry like number of companies, number of employees and taxable turnover for the biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical industry. In addition, the report highlights key location factors as well as information on company foundations, investments, acquisitions and so forth.

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After successes in the treatment of advanced blood cancers, CAR T-cell immunotherapy has become a major beacon of hope in oncology. The first therapies have received regulatory approval. Despite their success, these immunotherapies can have serious side effects. The company AVA Lifescience develops antibodies with high tumour specificity to use as the basis for effective precision-guided CAR T-cell therapies that are better tolerated by patients.

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You feel unwell, but the family doctor’s practice is closed or it’s impossible to get an appointment at short notice. As part of their docdirekt project, the Baden-Württemberg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (in German: "Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung Baden-Württemberg (KVBW)) is now offering help for such cases. Everyone signed up to the statutory health insurance scheme will now be able to ring, contact via apps or live chat with competent general practitioners offering telemedical help.

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Cyber Valley Stuttgart-Tübingen is a European hotspot for artificial intelligence and home to many renowned experts and scientists. They are now joined by Gabriele Schweikert, who heads up the Computational Epigenomics research group in the Cyber Valley’s Division of Computational Biology. Schweikert is interested in exploring epigenetic mechanisms using machine learning methods.

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Plastic plant pots are not good for the environment; strictly speaking, they should not even be disposed of in recycling bins. Alternatives such as coconut fibre pots are compostable, but not pollutant-free and not "bio" at all. The Karlsruhe-based company Fiber Engineering has developed a truly ecofriendly way to grow plants: pots made of hemp or grass, which are preserved with biological components and decompose completely within a few weeks.

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Algae, for most of us, is something that lives in water courses that we occasionally find unpleasant. However, that is to do them a wrong. These extremely versatile and frugal organisms might in future prove to be extremely important. Scientists at the University of Stuttgart are investigating how algae can be used as microrobots in biomedicine and environmental remediation.

... Bioeconomy in BW

Many scientists are expecting revolutionary advances in research to come from new molecular biology tools such as the CRISPR/Cas gene scissors. These methods are very important for agriculture, especially plant breeding and nutrition. However, the debate on green genetic engineering 2.0 looks like it may once again be heading for ideological battles. We talked with Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn and asked him about opportunities for better communication.

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