Research facilities in the Neu Marx district
The development of the former slaughterhouse district of St. Marx into the Neu Marx business and research location offers space for future-oriented industries and state-of-the-art-infrastructure for companies in media, research and technology.
Vienna is Austria's most important life science location. The Vienna BioCenter Campus in New Marx is a strategically important hotspot for research, business and education. Six research institutes and around 40 biotechnology companies are located here. Together, they employ almost 2,700 people and the campus also has over 1,800 students.
The scientific reputation of the location is underscored by the Research Institute for Molecular Pathology (IMP), Max Perutz Labs, two institutes of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Institute for Molecular Biotechnology – IMBA, and Gregor Mendel Institute for Molecular Plant Biology – GMI) and the Life Sciences Faculty, as well as the Center for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science (CMESS) of the University of Vienna. Researchers at the Vienna BioCenter have already secured 75 ERC grants and 13 Wittgenstein prizes, making them some of the top players in the life sciences in Europe.
Companies such as Apeiron Biologics and branches of listed companies Hookipa and Valneva demonstrate the advantages and positive outlook for companies that choose the Neu Marx district. In addition to vaccines, drugs and diagnostics, Vienna BioCenter is also a center for the development of specialist products for life science research, for example at Lexogen, ThermoFisher Scientific and Scarletred. The campus continues to attract outstanding and innovative new startups, with the Startup Labs of the Vienna Business Agency and the Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities that are co-financed by the City of Vienna playing important roles.