BIO.NRW The Home of Biotech

BIO.NRW The Home of Biotech

BIO.NRW facilitates the collaboration between research, companies, investors, and politics on a federal, national, and international level.

Biotech location NRW

Biotech location NRW

The biotechnology in NRW occupies a leading position internationally, building on the foundation of the traditionally strong energy, steel, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.

Start-ups & financing

Start-ups & financing

BIO.NRW supports start-ups in the life sciences with a series of activities and programs, offering targeted contact to investors.

Current news

17. Sep 2020
Phase II Clinical Trial of the COVID-19 Vaccine of Janssen Authorised in Germany

The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines, has approved the Phase II clinical trial of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate Ad26 COV2.S by Janssen...
11. Sep 2020
QIAGEN to launch rapid portable test that can detect active infections of SARS-CoV-2 in less than 15 min

Access Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test, developed in collaboration with Ellume, is easy to use and provides accurate results in less than 15 minutes...
11. Sep 2020
QIAGEN supports the location of Hilden with the biggest investment of the company’s history; the state government supports with 18 M €

Qiagen invests more than 110 M € in Hilden, Maryland, and Barcelona to expand its production capacity of Corona tests.
10. Sep 2020
Swedish CELLINK AB buys the German biotech company Scienion AG for around 80 million €

The 2016 founded CELLINK AB agreed with the shareholders – including the NRW.Bank – to buy the Scienion AG for around 80 M €. The total purchase price is paid half with cash and...
21. Aug 2020
G-BiB Competition 2020/2021 registration open

The international student competition "Global Biobased Businessplan Competition - G-BiB" enters a new round. Between October 2020 and February 2021, teams from Germany, Finland and the United Kingdom will have the opportunity to think beyond the academic horizon of their project and experience the economic potential of their idea...
06. Mar 2020
Statement on the 9th BAC on March 9th, 2020

Due to the spread of the corona virus, the organization of public events is also under discussion in Germany. The…
14. Oct 2019
1 day and 70 exhibitors – the biggest ​ jobvector career day ​in Düsseldorf for IT, Life Sciences and Tech  

On November 15th, 2019, the 47th ​ jobvector career day ​ will take place at  the Classic Remise Düsseldorf. At…
28. Aug 2019
BIO.NRW congratulates: LenioBio Won Prestigious Horizon 2020 SME/2 Grant

DUSSELDORF, Germany, August 22, 2019 – LenioBio GmbH today announced that the company has been awarded a grant of €2.37…
23. Jul 2019
NUMAFERM closes licensing agreement with PEPDesign

The Düsseldorf-based NUMAFERM GmbH has signed a licensing agreement for its unique manufacturing process for peptides with PEPDesign SIA. NUMAFERM’s…
07. May 2019
MLM Medical Labs GmbH extends its business operations through cooperation with a central laboratory in Shanghai

The globalization of clinical research has seen international multicenter trials become standard, partially in response to the increasing demand to…
16. Apr 2019
Innovative Medicines Initiative launches translational safety biomarker pipeline project to enable development and implementation of novel safety biomarkers

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) today announced the launch of the Translational Safety Biomarker Pipeline (TransBioLine) Project, a five-year program…
13. Mar 2019
Biotechnology will take over Europe in September!

European Biotech Week is an annual programme of events aimed at raising awareness of the value and benefits of biotechnology…

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Our databases

Biotech companies

in North Rhine-Westphalia

BIO.NRW here offers you a clear and comprehensive database of life science and biotechnology companies from North Rhine-Westphalia free-of-charge. The information contains company profiles, contact details, as well as a summary of products, services, and technologies.

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This academic database is the first of its kind in Germany and aims to facilitate collaboration between industry and academia. The database was launched in fall 2010 by Venture Valuation and BIO.NRW. There are currently over 1000 working groups in North Rhine Westphalia listed. The organizations are currently in the process of updating and complementing their data.


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