One to Watch: Why Sophie Chung from Austria founded a company in Berlin

In 2015, after a stint at a start-up in New York, the 32-year-old Austrian came to Berlin to launch Qunomedical, an online platform that connects patients to medical professionals around the world.

“Commercially we have to be here to place our systems”

Markets Germany asked Intuitive Surgical Germany Vice-President and General Manager Dirk Barten why Germany is just what the doctor ordered for his company.

BioNTech’s 16-Billion-Euro Boon for German Pharma

“It’s not often that a single product catapults a whole industry upward,” writes business newspaper Handelsblatt, but then again the product offered by German coronavirus vaccine developer BioNTech is no ordinary one.

Dresden’s Surgical Robots

Modeling and implementing the use of artificial intelligence during operations.

Therapy Ball

Helping dementia sufferers to reconnect and engage or relax.

Health Sector: The Advantages of a Business Location in Germany

US company Intuitive Surgical is a world leader in robotics-assisted, minimally invasive surgery. In recent years it significantly expanded its presence in Germany. Regional general manager Dirk Barten discusses why his business needed to be on the ground in Europe’s largest economy and how Germany fits into the company’s overall future strategy. Check out our new video!

Maximizing Minimally Invasive Surgery

The specialist but lucrative German market for minimally invasive surgery is increasingly open to small and medium-sized players from all over the globe. Government support at the national and regional level is boosting this trend.

BioNTech Eyes Anti-Malaria Vaccine

The German co-developer of one of the world’s leading coronavirus vaccines, BioNTech, is training its sights on other infectious diseases, including malaria. In late July, the company from the southwestern city of Mainz launched its “malaria project” that aims produce a safe and effective vaccine by the end of 2022.

German University Invents Corona Turbo-Test

A university medical clinic in the western German city of Bonn has come up with a coronavirus test, called LAMP-Seq, that is both ultrasensitive and scalable, so that thousands of samples can be analyzed simultaneously. That gives it a huge potential for use in companies, schools and kindergartens.

“Commercially we have to be here to place our systems”

We asked Intuitive Surgical Germany Vice-President and General Manager Dirk Barten why Germany is just what the doctor ordered for his company.