About Us

MedLife is the network of life sciences in the technology region of Aachen. Following the fusion of LifeTecAachen-Jülich e.V. with the Aachen Centre of Competence for Medical Technology (AKM) a powerful branch association was formed that includes more than 80 members.
We offer events and services within the sectors of medical technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and health management. We are the contact for entrepreneurs and scientists, who seek exchange with other protagonists in life sciences as well as proficient consulting and support regarding innovative plans and business ideas.
Our goal is to expand MedLife e.V. to an agile network across locations that cover the entire value chain in life sciences, from ideas up to the market-ready product.
Additionally, the attached GmbH (former akm Innovationsmanagement GmbH) handles the sectors Clustermanagement and Project Management and offers services for companies such as business and innovation consulting.
Learn more about our performance and services of MedLife and become a part of this unique and future-oriented network.

Grünenthal selected as one of the best employers in Europe

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Aug, 2018

After 2012 and 2013 the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal is again selected as one of the best employers in Europe. Due to its successes in the countries Italy, Portugal and Spain, Grünenthal impressed the jury with its positive business culture. more

AC²-Gründerpreis 2018 for start-up of FH Aachen

21
Aug, 2018

Peter Linder and Dr. Matthias Großmann of the spin-off innoVitro GmbH won the AC²-Gründerwettbewerb (founders cempetition) with their innovative method of analysis to examine agents on artificially generated myocardial tissue. The method based on the "CellDrum" technology renders animal testing increasingly redundant. more

Opening of the Center for Biohybrid Medical Systems (CBMS)

10
Jul, 2018

After three years of construction, the Center for Biohybrid Medical Systems (CBMS) invited its friends and partners to a ceremonial symposium. Within the CBMS researchers from different disciplines collaborate to jointly develop biohybrid medical systems. more

Change at Grünenthal: Dr. Philip Just Larsen becomes new Chief Scientific Officer

30
Jun, 2018

Philip Just Larsen was appointed as the Chief Scientific Officer by the Aachen family company Grünenthal. Since 1st July, 2018 the internist and neurologist by training Larsen is the head of the research and development organisation. Hence, he succeeds the former director of research Dr. Klaus-Dieter Langner who leaves the enterprise after 20 years. more

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