This catalog contains profiles of the companies engaged in the widely defined sector of life sciences. Entities were divided into several categories: cosmetics, production of medicines, diagnostics/e-health, medical equipment, clinical trials and medical services.
The following were excluded from this classification: entities providing medical and dental internship, hospitals and public and private clinics, medical practice groups, as well as entities providing internships for nurses and midwives. Pharmacies, pharmaceutical wholesalers and small medicine shops were also excluded.
The entities operating on the market were identified by means of research in: sector catalogs, official websites of the commercial businesses operating in the sector, the Klaster Life Science proprietary database, press publications and business fair catalogs.
Each of the entities operating within the sector was categorized based on their area of expertise. And each was assigned certain key words, which correspond with their basic business activity. The glossary of key words was created based on how the various market segments are grouped in specialized magazines and other sector sources.
This catalog comprises companies active in the Malopolska region as well as members of the Klaster LifeScience, even if seated outside of the voivodeship.
The presentation of the academic background revolves mainly around the available study programs: Bachelor, Master and doctoral studies, as well as postgraduate programs. Only those programs were included, which provide its graduates with the right set of skills and competences required to find employment in the medical, pharmaceutical or supporting technologies sector.
The category of business environment includes, in turn, entities which can support the food industry in, among others, obtaining external funds, integrating the sector actors, liaising and providing market and competitive analysis.
Entities presented in the section “Key Projects” were identified through researching financial institutions and by accessing the official websites of higher education institutions, research facilities and private businesses. The projects are presented in an alphabetical order (by title).
Statistical data contained in this report were retrieved from the Central Statistical Office of Poland, the European Statistical Office (Eurostat) or from own calculations based on collected data.