Dear medical assistants, project engineers, technical editors and colleagues, Berlin’s medical engineering industry has a wide range of professions. More than 15,000 colleagues are already employed in more than 300 Berlin-based firms. Their work specialises in the development and sales of products that are used to prevent, diagnose and treat disease.
The capital is one of Europe’s leading locations. Many of the medical engineering firms based here are SMEs. The smallest business has fewer than 10 employees, the largest company more than 1,000. They also include world market leaders – in the development of products for the following sectors, for example:
- Diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease (especially
- Cardiac support systems in the form of internal and external pumps)
- Endoscopes (in minimally invasive medicine)
- Insufflators & camera systems
In particular, medical engineering in Berlin specialises in the development of products and services in geriatric medicine applications – including gerontology, cardiovascular disease, neurology, oncology and orthopedics. The trends in the industry are:
- Individualisation and links to ICT (Internet and communication technology)
Due to the proximity of over 130 hospitals, 30 screening and rehabilitation centres and around 10,000 registered doctors in Berlin and Brandenburg, medical engineering products are always needed here. The industry benefits from the close ties between business and science – instant technology transfer enables research results to be rapidly converted into competitive products.
In Berlin and Brandenburg, there are six major technology parks focusing on life sciences. Here you will also find medical engineering sector companies undertaking research and production.
Aside from business and science, associations and chambers are further potential employers. These include the German Medical Technology Association, the German Medical Association and Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Berlin, which all have subsidiaries in the capital. Begin your medical engineering job search now! It will be worth your while.
Studying Medical Engineering
Three Berlin universities and colleges cater for the next generation – including the leading institution TU Berlin. These offer courses in biomedical engineering, health electronics and medical radiology technology, for example.