BioBasel - home of the leading life science cluster.
The greater Basel region is the largest life cluster in Europe and ranks in the top 5 in the world. a major center for pharmaceuticals, chemical, and modern biotechnology industries. Over 900 life sciences companies are present in the BioValley region, which constitute about 40% of the world’s life sciences industry.
Of the one million people living in the region, about one person out of ten is employed in the life sciences – as a researcher, technician, lawyer, manager, bus driver, plant worker, university professor, or student. And there is employment growth of about 1,000 to 2,000 new jobs in the industry each year.
Life sciences companies in the Basel area achieve an annual global turnover of over 100 billion dollars and an annual profit of close to 20 billion dollars.
Basel is home to international companies such as: Novartis, Roche, Syngenta, Synthes, Lonza, Straumann, Ciba, Actelion, Bachem and Clariant. It also has a network of smaller life science companies with the likes of: Arpida, Basilea, ROOTec, Santhera, and Speedel. The companies are supported by an excellent array of academic institutes: Biozentrum of the University of Basel, the Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI).
BioBasel is offered in cooperation with BioValley Basel. For more about BioValley, please click here.