The MDC supports the transfer of know-how from the laboratory bench and the clinic to the production line. In 1995, it founded a company, the BBB Management GmbH Campus Berlin-Buch. Associates are the Berlin-based Schering AG and the FMP Research Institute. The task of the BBB Management GmbH is to develop and run a biotechnology park in Berlin-Buch and, to this end, it has built a biotechnology and business development center to house start-up companies. Funding for this center comes from the Mutual Mission for the Improvement of Regional Economics (GA, Gemeinschaftsaufgabe zur Verbesserung der regionalen Wirtschaftsstruktur) and from the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE, Europäischer Fonds für Regionalentwicklung). To date, around 30 biotech enterprises with more than 500 employees are situated on the Berlin-Buch Campus. The expertise and services they offer range from the development of bio-diagnostics and vectors for gene therapy to peptide synthesis, protein analysis, cell- and tissue grafts, bioinformatics, and genetics.