Biotechnology is an important growth sector for Switzerland. Currently more than 600 companies involved in or supporting biotechnology are active in Switzerland: from consultants to equipment providers, from research and manufacturing services to developers of health, industrial and agricultural biotech products. Health biotech is the strongest sector with more than 15,000 direct employees and another 40,000 indirect jobs located in more than 280 developing and supplying companies with headquarters in Switzerland.

Swiss Biotech Association (SBA)

The Swiss Biotech Association represents the interests of the biotech sector, supports the entrepreneurship of biotech companies, and generates value for them through the following activities:

  • Development of optimal framework conditions for the biotech sector:
    • Representation of the biotech interests to policy makers
    • Support of:
      • Knowledge and technology transfer
      • Financing conditions for biotech companies
      • Education and professional development
    • Networking of stakeholders at national and international level:
      • Through the development and maintenance of biotechnology-specific platforms
      • Organisation and participation at national and international events
    • Dissemination of accomplishments in biotechnology:
      • To the political audience and the general public
      • Through the national biotech platform
      • Increase of the visibility at national and international level
    • Collaboration with strategic partners:
      • As a member of national and international umbrella organisations
      • Through collaborations with life sciences clusters / initiatives
      • With national and European funding agencies

Association’s resources

  • Swiss Biotech Members Product Pipeline 2018

    By highlighting products in the pipelines of SBA members, this publication shows the innovative spirit of the Swiss biotech industry.

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  • 2018 Swiss Biotech Report

    The 2018 Swiss Biotech Report brings together knowledge networks in research, industry, finance and industry development to provide essential insights into the way in which the sector is evolving.

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