Support and Sponsoring

The Symposium is kindly supported by:

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The DFG is the self-governing organisation for science and research in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities. In organisational terms, the DFG is an association under private law. Its membership consists of German research universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and the Academies of Science and the Humanities.

The DFG receives the large majority of its funds from the federal government and the states, which are represented in all grants committees. At the same time, the voting system and procedural regulations guarantee science-driven decisions.

MSD – Merck & Co., Inc.

MSD – Merck & Co., Inc., in the USA and Canada, with headquarters in Kenilworth, NJ, USA – is a leading global healthcare company. In 2017, the company generated sales of approximately 40.1 billion US dollars with approximately 69,000 employees in more than 140 countries. The company has its German headquarters in Haar near Munich.

  • Tel: 0800 673 673 673; Fax: 0800 673 673 329;
  • E-Mail: infocenter(at)
  • Twitter: @MSD_Deutschland 
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Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a differentiated company, led by our unique BioPharma strategy that leverages the reach and resources of a major pharma company paired with the entrepreneurial spirit and agility of a biotech firm. We work every day to deliver innovative medicines for patients with serious and life-threatening diseases.

Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – it drives everything we do. We are focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis. Through our R&D organization, we have built a sustainable pipeline of potential therapies, and actively partner to access external innovation to broaden and accelerate our work.

As global citizens, we work sustainably, responsibly and seek to give back. Through the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, we promote health equity and strive to improve health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases and conditions, giving new hope to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

For more Informations please follow these links: and

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AstraZeneca GmbH

AstraZeneca GmbH in Wedel (Schleswig-Holstein) is the German subsidiary of the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca PLC, headquartered in Cambridge. In Germany and worldwide, AstraZeneca is one of the leading research-based pharmaceutical companies with global Group sales of approximately USD 22.5 billion (2017).

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As an owner-operated manufacturing company for medical devices and a specialist with many years of experience in tracheostoma treatment and mechanical ventilation, we have been a reliable partner to patients, relatives, nursing staff and physicians in hospitals, healthcare facilities and at home for 25 years.

Our range of equipment and services is state-of-the-art in terms of technical and medical advancement, and also includes innovations and enhancements. Our equipment provides tracheostomy patients, laryngectomy patients, and mechanically ventilated patients with the basis for a largely independent life in which they can actively participate, as well as a high quality of life. In addition, thanks to a variety of product options, our equipment ensures availability of solutions that cater for specific individual needs.

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The Merckgroup - Our pursuit is progress for people everywhere. That's why we take a closer look at things, ask questions and think ahead. We've been around for 350 years, yet our majority owners are still the descendants of Friedrich Jacob Merck, the man who founded our company in Darmstadt, Germany in 1668. Since then, we have become a truly global company, with almost 53,000 employees in 66 countries working on breakthrough solutions and technologies. In 2017, we invested a total of € 2.1 billion in research and development.

We are Merck. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada. Here we operate as EMD Serono in the Biopharma business, as MilliporeSigma in the Life Science business, and as EMD Performance Materials in the materials business.

Roche Pharma AG


Roche beschäftigt in Deutschland rund 16.100 Mitarbeitende an fünf Standorten. Die Schwerpunkte erstrecken sich über die gesamte Wertschöpfungskette der beiden Geschäftsbereiche Pharma und Diagnostics: von Forschung und Entwicklung über Produktion, Logistik bis hin zu Marketing und Vertrieb.