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MEDICA 2010: Model of the Healthcare Campus and the BioMedical Park attracts public interest

At the world’s largest medical fair in Düsseldorf, Bochum wooed the visitors with the prospects of the state run project for its BioMedical Science Park which is worth millions of Euros.

The BioMedical Science Park Bochum and Healthcare Campus North Rhine-Westphalia were the source of great interest among the visitors to MEDICA. At the world’s largest medical fair in Düsseldorf last week (17 – 20 November 2010) specialists and company reps were constantly stopping to look at the model of the healthcare location of Bochum and to find out more about the details of the huge complex along the Universtätsstrasse.

From the left:Mr Dirks, State Secretary Mrs Bredehorst (MGEPA), Mrs Nellen (Strategy Centre), Mr Peuling, Mrs Capeller (MGEPA), Mr van Soest (Lord Mayor of Boxmeer), PD Dr. Meyer-Falcke (Strategy Centre)
From the left:Mr Dirks, State Secretary Mrs Bredehorst (MGEPA), Mrs Nellen (Strategy Centre), Mr Peuling, Mrs Capeller (MGEPA), Mr van Soest (Lord Mayor of Boxmeer), PD Dr. Meyer-Falcke (Strategy Centre)
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Johannes Peuling, Head of the Project Group medlands.RUHR, which is marketing the healthcare location of Bochum said, “Visitors wanted to find out about the establishments which have already set up here as well as the synergies which are to be expected to be gained between these establishments and companies.”

Heinz-Martin Dirks, Head of the Office of Economic Development Bochum, was also sure that their presence at MEDICA had been well worth it: “The medical and medical-technology competences available in Bochum convinced the visitors and stimulated great interest in the BioMedical Science Park. And after individual talks with companies which we have been holding discussions with for some time, there are strong signs that some agreements will soon come to fruition.”

The representatives from medlands.RUHR also gained valuable insights from several discussions e.g. with representatives from a “Health Campus” in Boxmeer in the Netherlands and with representatives from the Science Park being set up in Baltimore (USA).

“Many people told us how lucky it is that we already have the BioMedical Park for the continuing development of Bochum as a location for health care”, Peuling tells us. This was also confirmed by the international visitors at a joint reception put on by the Strategy Centre Healthcare North Rhine-Westphalia and medlands.RUHR.

On Wednesday the State Secretary for Health, Emancipation, Care and Senior Citizens North Rhine-Westphalia (MGEPA), Ms Marlis Bredehorst had already been informed about the current status of the Healthcare Campus North Rhine-Westphalia in Bochum as well as about the plans for the BioMedical Science Park Bochum.

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