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Münster: Germany's centre of healthcare.

Münster has an outstanding profile in the area of medicine + healthcare with close links between science and industry. The emphasis is on medical prevention and nanobioanalytics.

The competence field medicine + healthcare in Münster is primarily focused on the areas of medical prevention and nanobioanalytics in medical-technical systems and pharmaceuticals. As a member of the national "Healthy Cities Network", the city is highly involved in medical prevention and health management. Scientific studies survey risk profiles for the city's residents and a number of research institutes are investigating and developing potential treatments and cures of the future. Münster is home to the Alliance for Science, a strategic network that includes representatives of the business and scientific communities as well as local government. The network brings together centres of excellence and combines their expertise to maintain Münster's outstanding reputation as a city of science - as well as sharpening its profile as a venue for various major medical events such as the annual health conference.

One factor underlying the city's high profile is its early decision in the 1990s to start developing structures for a nanobioanalytics cluster. Today, there is a strong network of competence incorporating research, industrial and public institutions from the entire region and including the University of Münster (WWU), the Münster University of Applied Sciences, Münster University Hospital, the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine and the Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech). With physical, chemical and engineering science institutes, Münster has a tradition of scientific excellence in nanoanalytics. The city's commercial landscape also prospers from this expertise. There are currently approx. 30 companies with around 1,000 employees engaged in developing and manufacturing analytical and diagnostic products and services in Münster and its surrounding area.

Contacts for further information:
Münster Marketing – City of