The winners – Success through transformation

Family Business Hall of Fame inductees Handelsblatt editor-in-chief Sebastian Matthes honored Jan-Hendrik and Jörg-Uwe Goldbeck, Sandra and Andrea Alber, Clemens and Valerie Maier, Joachim and Ortwin Goldbeck (from left). (Photo: Marc-Steffen Unger for Handelsblatt) Berlin Looming gas shortages, disrupted supply chains, shortage of skilled workers, rising number of coronaviruses – the crises are overlapping. The … Read more

Curevac kicks off new research on cancer

Frankfurt Tübingen-based Curevac AG has lagged far behind in cancer research in recent years, as has vaccines. But here, too, the biotechnology company has now embarked on a new endeavor: “Oncology is the area we will be targeting in parallel with vaccines for infectious diseases,” said Franz-Werner Haas, head of the company, in an interview … Read more

Speculation for acquisition in the pharmaceutical industry

Merck & Co. Last but not least, the financial constellation in the pharmaceutical industry speaks of stronger mergers and acquisitions. (Photo: AP) Frankfurt Acquisitions and mergers in the pharmaceutical industry were rather sluggish in the first half of the year. But with speculation about US biotechnology company Seagen, forecasts for a new wave of mergers … Read more

Demand for better conditions for the founders

Berlin, Hamburg In terms of the number of start-ups, Germany is almost at the bottom. Politicians and investors are now demanding a response from the government and financial market players. “Germany has become unattractive to anyone who wants to make a difference,” FDP leader Christian Lindner told Handelsblatt. Above all, the lack of external capital, … Read more

German companies return to the US

New York Just two weeks ago, Bonnie Tully, President of the Essen-based chemical group Evonik, announced its next investment: Evonik will build a new lipid production plant for mRNA in Indiana for a total of $ 220 million. dollars together with the US Government. Evonik lipids are already an important part of Biontech / Pfizer … Read more

The new magic ball against cancer

Düsseldorf Since the outbreak of the pandemic, about 140,000 people in Germany have died from or with coronavirus and more than 500,000 people are likely to have lost the battle against cancer in the same period. Such data and relationships remind us that the challenges facing medicine in the 21st century still far outweigh the … Read more

German biotechnology companies: development in a difficult environment

in the traces of genes Sample preparation for genetic analysis: German biotechnology companies are in demand by investors. (Photo: IMAGO / Westend61) Frankfurt At first glance, investment in the German biotechnology industry is still high: According to the biotechnology report of the control and consulting company EY, in 2021, 2.4 billion euros were invested. This … Read more

German biotechnology companies: development in a difficult environment

in the traces of genes Sample preparation for genetic analysis: German biotechnology companies are in demand by investors. (Photo: IMAGO / Westend61) Frankfurt At first glance, investment in the German biotechnology industry is still high: According to the biotechnology report of the control and consulting company EY, in 2021, 2.4 billion euros were invested. This … Read more

Excessive profit tax would be a disaster for Germany

IThere is an empty ampoule at the Science Museum in London. Right next door is an equally empty syringe. Both exhibits are reminiscent of Maggie Keenan’s coronavirus vaccine. In December 2020, he became the first person in the UK to be vaccinated with Biontech and Pfizer. Since then, the Biontech vaccine has been used billions … Read more

Excessive profit tax would be a disaster for Germany

IThere is an empty ampoule at the Science Museum in London. Right next door is an equally empty syringe. Both exhibits are reminiscent of Maggie Keenan’s coronavirus vaccine. In December 2020, he became the first person in the UK to be vaccinated with Biontech and Pfizer. Since then, the Biontech vaccine has been used billions … Read more