Saxony Anhalt’s pharmaceuticals industry presents new paths at the CPhI Worldwide 2015

The German federal state highlights its innovative economic potential as a pharmaceuticals location

Magdeburg / Madrid. An established pharmaceuticals and vaccines industry, the birthplace of homeopathy, a longstanding location for the chemicals industry, close partnerships between research companies, manufacturing locations and higher education along the entire value added chain, as well as high-performing clusters and networks within the federal state. This mix is what makes Saxony-Anhalt so successful as a location for the pharmaceuticals industry. From 13 – 15 October, the German federal state will be showcasing the strengths of its pharmaceuticals industry at the CPhI Worldwide 2015 exhibition in Madrid, one of the biggest pharmaceuticals exhibitions in the world.

At a joint stand in hall 1, stand H19, in its role as an economic development agency, IMG – the Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt will be presenting Saxony-Anhalt as a location for life sciences as well as the superb interdisciplinary working conditions and research activities in the federal state. “In Saxony-Anhalt, the pharmaceuticals sector is a successful and growing sector. The opening of a new packaging and logistics centre by Esparma Pharma Services GmbH in Osterweddingen, the companies currently expanding in Saxony-Anhalt such as Oncotec Pharma Produktion GmbH and Pharma Wernigerode GmbH, as well as the consistent growth achieved by sector leaders like Bayer in Bitterfeld and the Sandoz subsidiary Salutas Pharma in Barleben, are convincing proof of this,” explained Dr. Carlhans Uhle, Managing Director of IMG – the Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt. “At the CPhl in Madrid we want to invite more interested investors to benefit from the superb local factors in Saxony-Anhalt,” continued Uhle.

Along with major pharmaceuticals companies, highly innovative small and medium sized companies have also made a name for themselves at both the national and international levels with specialist solutions and products. These pioneers, who will also be represented at Saxony-Anhalt’s stand at the CPhI, include the company Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH. This company is a global market leader for high-purity Chitin, pharmaceutical Chitosan and Chitosan derivatives which it has developed with its own know-how. As the only manufacturer of Chitosan in the world, the company offers a range of products from the Chitosan group of substances which consists of over 100 different standard products.

The scientists at the Halle-based company OntoChem GmbH are pioneers in their field throughout Europe. This company has developed a search engine which brings together the attributes of specific substances and is thus driving the development of new active agents and medical drugs. At the global level, the company filters information from scientific publications, books, trade magazines, websites and the package inserts used in medical products. Its customers include DSM, Beiersdorf and Novartis. At the community stand for Saxony-Anhalt at the CPhI, the company will be presenting a software innovation which offers pharmaceuticals companies considerable simplification with their implementation of the European Union’s new REACH directive concerning the road transport of chemicals. For that purpose, the REACH directive requires data regarding the toxicity of substances to be presented in order to assess their toxicity levels towards the human body. The new OntoChem software is able to generate this data automatically and create a report with just a few clicks.

The Weinberg Campus Technology Park is among the top 10 technology parks in Germany and the second biggest Science and Technology Park in the former east of Germany. The Weinberg Campus specialises in biotechnology, biomedicine, medical technology, environmental and processing technology, nanotechnology, as well as information and automation technology. Thanks to its first-rate research infrastructure and strong networks, it is the ideal location for companies to strengthen their competitive position. Acting as partner on the road to success is the TGZ Technology and Founder Centre GmbH, which will be pleased to provide information about the possibilities offered by this location at the stand.

Further information on the exhibition presence of the community stand for Saxony-Anhalt is available here:

Other exhibitors from Saxony-Anhalt:

  • Booth 3 C40: IDT Biologika GmbH
  • Booth 3 C40: Oncotec Pharma Produktion GmbH
  • Booth 3 H40: Pharma Wernigerode GmbH
  • Booth 3 H40: esparma Pharma Services GmbH
  • Booth 3 J11: Serumwerk Bernburg AG
  • Booth 5 J60: Solvay Chemicals GmbH and Solvay P&S GmbH (at booth of Solvay Fluor GmbH)
  • Booth 6 H50: Salutas Pharma GmbH (at booth of Sandoz GmbH)
  • Booth 7 F60: Evonik Industries (at booth of Evonik Industries AG)
  • Booth 9 C11: SYNTHON Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG
  • Booth 9 C11: ORGANICA Feinchemie GmbH Wolfen      
  • Booth 9 C75: Scil Protein Production GmbH (at booth of Wacker Chemie AG)
  • Booth 14 J30: Chemische Fabrik Berg GmbH
  • Booth 14 D20: Bayer Bitterfeld GmbH (at booth of Bayer Pharma AG)

Background: The pharmaceutical sector in Saxony-Anhalt

About 40 companies with a manufacturing permit for pharmaceuticals shape the diverse life science landscape in Saxony-Anhalt. Around 4,000 employees are active here. Prestigious companies, including the aspirin manufacturer Bayer, but also pharmaceutical companies such as Salutas/Hexal, Serumwerk Bernburg AG, IDT Biologika and Oncotec Pharma Produktion GmbH have been writing their own success stories in Saxony-Anhalt for many years. Between 1999 and 2010, this Saxony-Anhalt-based sector was able to treble its revenues. In 2014 alone, they generated a total turnover of 1.3 billion Euros.

Background: The CPhI Worldwide Madrid 2015

Launched in 1990 as an international chemical and pharmaceutical trade fair, the CPhI is today one of the largest pharmaceutical trade fairs in the world. It is a forum for producers, suppliers and customers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Its spectrum comprises all pharmaceutical active ingredients, outsourcing, appliance and bio-solutions.


Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt
The economic development agency of the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt
Tanja Rüdinger
Project Manager International Press & PR
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E-Mail: tanja.ruedinger@img-sachsen-anhalt

Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt (IMG)

IMG is the economic development agency of the German federal state Saxony-Anhalt. IMG staff provides all services related to new business sites. In addition, we are marketing Saxony-Anhalt both nationally and internationally and developing tourism concepts.
We search our site and property database with 250 industrial and trade estates for a location tailored to your needs. We provide competent and individual advice for greenfield and brownfield sites, office properties or production halls. First site information provided within 24 hours. Arrangement of site visits take place following your preliminary selection. We can advise you on public grant programmes for investments, identify potential partners and arrange meetings with them. We identify a point of contact for you with the public authorities, coordinate and carry out negotiations for you on a federal state, state district and municipal level as well as with official bodies and institutions. We were assigned by the Ministry for Science and Economic Affairs of Saxony-Anhalt to guide you as a one-stop agency through the investment process.
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IMG is the economic development agency of the German federal state Saxony-Anhalt. IMG staff provides all services related to new business sites. In addition, we are marketing Saxony-Anhalt both nationally and internationally and developing tourism concepts. Concerning your invesmtent intentions, we can advise you on public grant programmes for investments, identify potential partners and arrange meetings with them. Our services are free of charge for you!