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

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…
03. Dec 2018
Who will win the 2018 Most Innovative Biotech SME Awards? Phytowelt GreenTechnologies from NRW is one of the finalists.

EuropaBio is proud to reveal the finalists for the 9th edition of the Most Innovative European Biotech SME Awards, a…
28. Sep 2018
NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, the National Center for Tumor Diseases and Protagen AG collaborate to improve information integration and artificial intelligence for better therapy decisions in Immuno-Oncology

Protagen AG, the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) and NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH have today announced a collaboration to…
26. Sep 2018
APEIRON Announces Collaboration with Lead Discovery Center GmbH

APEIRON Biologics AG, an Austrian company focused on cancer immunotherapy, today announced a collaboration agreement with the Lead Discovery Center…
15. Aug 2018
Celebrating European Biotech Week 2018

Between 24 – 30th of September, Europe will, for the sixth time, witness a week packed full of biotech-focused activities…
25. Jul 2018
Organisms obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs and are, in principle, subject to the obligations laid down by the GMO Directive

“However, organisms obtained by mutagenesis techniques which have conventionally been used in a number of applications and have a long…

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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.



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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