The Health Industry in Germany and Europe

For many years the healthcare sector has been a key industry for Germany as an industrial location. Throughout the world the term „Made in Germany“ is rated as the hallmark of quality for diagnostics, medical devices, medicines, biotechnology and information and communications technology (ICT). The German health industry is internationally competitive and has for years been making a positive contribution to Germany’s balance of trade. Recent weeks and months have demonstrated how rapidly the issue of health can advance to the focal point of our political and economic activity.