BioCity Campus

Welcome at BioCity Campus Leipzig!

Leipzig’s “Alte Messe,” the city’s old trade fair complex, is steeped in tradition. At the heart of this historic location, we provide support for stakeholders in the biotechnology, life sciences, and healthcare industries. Follow us to learn more about the synergy between business, science, and research on the BioCity Campus Leipzig!

04 October 2022

Nobel Prize 2022 for Svante Pääbo


Virtual Tour of the BioCity Campus

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Don't miss our virtual tour of the BioCity Campus - the biotechnology and science park with over 100,000 m² of laboratory and office space, just a few minutes' drive from the city centre.


In the development of
 & biotechnology


Opening Innovation Center


BIO-Europe in Leipzig


Creation of the investment fund “Smart City Ventures” for healthcare start-ups

Launch of the medical technology accelerator program “The Medical Forge”


Launch of the program “Smart Medical Information Technology for Health Care” (SMITH)

Founding of the Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research (HI-MAG)


Organization and hosting of German Biotechnology Days


Founding of the Leipzig Heart Institute (LHI)


Founding of the integrated research and treatment center IFB Adiposity Diseases

Inauguration of the BioCube Leipzig

Founding of the University Cancer Center Leipzig (UCCL)


Start of the LIFE Health Study with the establishment of the biobank

Founding of the industry association biosaxony e.V.


Founding of the German Biomass Research Center (DBFZ)


Founding of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI)

Founding of the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS)


Founding of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences


Inauguration of BIO CITY as the center of the BioCity Campus


Biotechnology Offensive Saxony

The BioCity Campus: Where Success Stories Are Written

The southeast of the city of Leipzig, at the heart of Germany, is home to Saxony’s booming biotechnology sector. Leipzig is known as a city of poets and philosophers thanks to its many renowned former residents, and it has been a hub for companies and research institutions in the fields of red biotechnology, life science, and healthcare since 2003. The location of the BioCity Campus on the grounds of the “Alte Messe” complex boasts excellent infrastructure, helping to promote synergy and fruitful partnerships between the various stakeholders and organizations located there.

BIO CITY LEIPZIG is the nucleus of the campus. It serves as an incubator for burgeoning companies with a focus on life science. It is also home to Leipzig University’s Centre for Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BBZ).

Companies such as c-Lecta GmbH already benefit from the many advantages this biotechnology campus has to offer, and it has helped their visions become a reality. Come and write your own success story at the BioCity Campus in Leipzig.




BIO CITY Christmas market on December 5th, 2023

Do your Christmas shopping and donate to charity at the same time? That works! On Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 15 p.m., the BIO CITY Community will host the Christmas market, which has already become a valued tradition, for a good cause in the foyer of BIO CITY LEIPZIG. Guests are also welcome.

Zika, dengue fever and West Nile virus: Why vaccinations against tropical viruses are complicated

Thanks to global warming, diseases such as dengue fever and West Nile virus will also become a problem in Germany in the next five to ten years, predicts Leipzig researcher Sebastian Ulbert.

Reference work for aerosol research and infectious medicine

An international research team led by Mira and Christoph Pöhlker has summarized the knowledge about infectious diseases that are spread through the air we breathe and published it in a review article in the journal “Reviews of Modern Physics”.

UKL: “New therapies are a milestone” – can Alzheimer’s now be cured?

UKL neurologist Prof. Dr. Dorothee Saur gives honest answers to the most important questions: early forms can be slowed down, long-term effects are still unclear


André Hofmann (CEO)
biosaxony Management GmbH
Deutscher Platz 5c, 04103 Leipzig, Germany