The Proactive Pulse Pad

The Berlin-based start-up Visseiro has come up with a simple, award-winning solution for monitoring key vital signs in real time: an ergonomically designed “smart pad” that can be used while seated through normal clothing, or even in a bed beneath a newborn baby.

Germany’s Medical Valley

The region of Franconia may not be one of the first that spring to mind when you think about innovation in the health industry, but it should be. After all, there’s a reason that there are 850,000 medical patients in this corner of Germany.

Digital Health Care

German Health Minister Jens Spahn has put forward comprehensive draft digital health-care legislation.

Google for Healthcare

Gunjan Bhardwaj chose Germany as the place to launch his advanced search and discovery solution. His company assists the healthcare industry by organizing and analyzing vast amounts of data using artificial intelligence.

New Cancer Test

Researchers at the University of Erlangen in Bavaria in southern Germany have developed a screening method for cancer that just requires a blood test.

Mixed Reality in the Operating Room

A new technology developed in Hamburg could transform surgery across the world. The startup Apoqlar has developed the Virtual Surgery Instructor (VSI), a program that converts CT and MRI scans into 3D models that can be projected directly onto a patient and viewed by a surgeon wearing mixed reality glasses called the Microsoft HoloLens.

“Black Magic” Energy Storage

In Bitterfeld-Wolfen, at the Technology and Founders’ Center (TGZ) in its chemical park, researchers with the company Black Magic are developing revolutionary energy-storage systems.

German Biotech Sets Record, Seeks Investors

German biotech continues to grow, representing an opportunity for foreign capital.

Thinking BIG in Biotech

New foreign investors in German biotech star BioNTech are expecting big breakthroughs in cancer therapies through the development of individually-tailored vaccines; rapid growth is anticipated.

Telemedicine on the Rise

Telemedicine is making further inroads into the German healthcare system, which could enjoy annual savings of EUR 5.6 billion as a result.