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Biotechnology industry in Germany - Statistics & Facts

Biotechnology applies organisms, cells or enzymes for agricultural, medical or industrial purposes. The number of dedicated biotechnological companies in Germany amounted to 593 in 2015. The three largest biotech companies in Germany are Qiagen N V, Milltenyi Biotech GmbH and Rentschler Biotechnologie GmbH. The number of employees in the biotechnology industry amounted to almost 18,000 people in 2015. According to figures on revenues in the biotech industry, companies generated roughly 8.2 billion euros worth of revenue in 2015. Occupational emphasis in German biotech companies is put on health/medicine and industrial biotechnology.

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