Medical industry in Lublin is developing successfully thanks to the potential of the Medical University of Lublin as well as other higher education institutions located in Lublin. The total number of students majoring in health- and social care-related courses taught in the academic year 2013/14 in six Lublin-based higher education institutions amounted to 8816, most of whom) (6950) were students of the Medical University of Lublin. In 2013, the Medical University of Lublin was the most popular medical higher education institution among international students. In the academic year 2013/2014 there were 1081 international students from 44 countries.
The Medical University of Lublin boasts numerous scientific achievements in biochemistry, molecular biology, non-organic chemistry, genetics, pharmacology, surgery, haematology, cardiology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, treatment radiology, and pharmacognosy. Research conducted by individual units of the Medical University of Lublin is widely applied in practice. Research programs are commissioned by pharmaceutical and chemical companies . Several organisational units of the university provide services to health protection centres, the judiciary, the prosecution bodies, e.g. histopathologic examinations, expert reports for court, or genetic code analyses.
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin is the largest public university in Eastern Poland. It conducts research-involving development of new anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-fungi, and anti-viral substances. Moreover, scientific work carried out by the university aims at increasing effectiveness of biologically active substances, which could be applied as treatment or wellness substances after extending their scope of use, e.g. in the form of medicinal or wellness products, new carriers, targeted vaccinations, or protein hybrids. Additionally, the university also conducts metabolome and transcryptome analyses.
University of Life Sciences in Lublin is the oldest technical and life sciences university in post-war Poland. University carries out researche in the following fields: product quality, nutrition quality, producing and processing healthy food, quality and safety of products of animal and plant origin, growing herbs that have medicinal properties, herbal treatment, hortitherapy, and veterinary medicine.
Scientific research on medicine is conducted also in Institute of Rural Medicine of Witold Chodzko. The Institute offers wide range of research services and is involved in broad scientific cooperation with foreign scientific research centers.