The Association of Researching Pharmaceutical Companies (vfa) says 36 newly approved medications have been introduced to the German market in 2022. That continues the strong innovation trend from 2021, when 46 new medicines were introduced in the calendar year, vfa added.
Location / R&D
What makes the research and development landscape in Germany so unique? And what advantages does it offer for international business? Fraunhofer Society’s Sebastian Bosse gives the answers.
Scientists at the University of Leipzig have identified an enzyme, PHL7, that degrades PET plastic much more rapidly than previously believed possible. The discovery could revolutionize the recycling of PET plastic.
Digitalization, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence are rapidly remaking the logistics and supply chain sectors. The German market for international providers of logistics solutions is heating up – stoked by the coronavirus pandemic and growth in e-commerce.
German R&D often takes place outside of the “ivory towers” of universities at independent institutions like the Fraunhofer and Max Planck societies and the Helmholtz and Leibniz associations. They are technology hothouses, partnering with industry to develop cutting-edge solutions.
Scientists are using a 146-meter-tall water tower in the northern German city of Bremen for experiments to produce oxygen from water under difficult, simulated zero-gravity circumstances. The research promises a cost-effective and viable way to provide astronauts with the air they need to survive.
The German-Finnish start-up IQM has taken in some EUR 128 million in funds from investors and rocketed up to sixth overall in terms of the volume of deals, according to business newspaper Handelsblatt.
Venous ulcers predominantly affect older people and diabetics and are a growing problem in ageing societies.
The stunning pictures of space made by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have caused jaws to drop across planet Earth. And they are themselves the result of a global effort including the European and Canadian space agencies.
Newly founded venture capital provider Einstein Industries Ventures says it will invest EUR 300 million in promising young German New Space companies. The fund made the announcement at the ongoing ILA Aerospace Trade Fair in Berlin.