Frankfurt with the surrounding Rhein-Main region has always been one of Germany’s most significant business locations for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and offers one of the largest fermentation capacities nationwide.

The biotech industry not only consists of core players who predominantly engage in research & development, but is also home to a large number of technical suppliers and service providers (e.g. contract research organisations). Furthermore, businesses who operate in red biotechnology can benefit from the know-how and close cooperation with major pharmaceutical companies like Merck, Sanofi-Aventis, Boehringer Ingelheim or Fresenius. In the sector white biotechnology, companies like BRAIN and BioSpring are developing new ways of synthesis and bio-catalysts for large-scale use on a daily basis.

As an inward investment agency, FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH International Marketing of the Region provides you with information about the automation industry and supports your business development in Frankfurt and the Rhein-Main region.

Major biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in FrankfurtRheinMain

A small selection of companies operating throughout the greater Frankfurt area:

•    Sanofi-Aventis

•    Boehringer Ingelheim

•    Merck KgaA

•    Novartis

•    Merz Pharma

•    Fresenius AG and Fresenius Biotech

•    STADA Arzneimittel

•    Biotest AG

•    Evonik Industries

•    BioNTech


In the direct vicinity of FrankfurtRheinMain:

•    BASF

•    Roche Diagnostics

•    DECHEMA expert network for chemical engineering and biotechnology

•    Rhein-Main-Cluster Chemical & Pharmaceuticals