Research & Development

The leading life sciences region in Switzerland

The Basel region is a national and global leader in pharmaceutical development – since the 1758 establishment of J. R. Geigy, the predecessor to Novartis. Voltaren, Valium, Sandimmun, or MabThera are just a few of the products made in Basel that have left a lasting mark in the medical world. Today, Basel-based pharmaceutical companies make annual investments totaling six billion Swiss francs (roughly equivalent sum in USD) in research and clinical development of new active ingredients.

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Accense S.A.animal health, cosmetics >
Acino Pharma AGanti-infectives, cardiovascular diseases, Central Nervous System, Dietary Supplement, drug delivery, Endocrine Diseases, Gastrointestinal Diseases, generic drugs, Haematology, Hepatic Diseases, infectious diseases, Metabolism, musculoskeletal disorders, neoplasms, nervous diseases, oncology, parasitic diseases, pharmaceuticals, production, respiratory diseases, Urology >
Actelionantiinfectives, applied research, autoimmunity, biotechnology, cancer/oncology, cardiovascular, central nervous system, clinical studies, congenital disorder, cooperation, dermatology, digestive system, genetics, infectious diseases, innovation, metabolism, molecular and cell biology, neurology, parasitic diseases, pharmaceutical development, pulmonary hypertension, rare diseases >
Advanced Osteotomy Tools - AOT AGbiotechnology, development, osteotomy/bone fracture, production, sales, spin-off, surgery >
AlloCyte Pharmaceuticals AGautoimmunity, cancer/oncologie, haematology, immunology, molecular and cell biology >
Alpha-O Peptides AGdrug delivery technologies, proteomics, vaccines >
ASM Aerosol Service AGaerosol, applied research, cosmetics, liquids, pharmaceutical products, production, semi-liquids >
Aurealis Pharma AGcancer/oncology, drug delivery technologies, inflammation >
Auris Medicalcochlear therapies, hearing impairments, molecular and cell biology, peptides, proteomics, respiratory system >
AVA Biochembiomass, chemistry, platform chemicals, production >
Bachem AGapplied research, biotechnology, peptides, pharmaceutical development, process development, production >
BASFagricultural chemistry, applied research, chemicals, chemistry, cooperation ventures, development, innovation, plant protection, plastic, production >
Basilea Pharmaceuticaansteckende Krankheiten, antibiotics, biotechnology, clinical studies, dermatology, fungal infections, innovation, marketing, oncology, parasitäre Krankheiten, pharmaceutical development, production >
Bayer (Switzerland) AGactive ingredients, agriculture, animal health, consumer care, fine chemicals, health, medical care, pharmaceutical products, plant protection, research, seed, therapies >
Bayer Consumer Careallergy, cardiovascular, dermatology, dietary supplements, digestive system, gynecology, medications, neuropathic pain, obestetrics, oncology, OTC medications, pharmaceuticals, production >
BC Platformsbig data, bioinformatics, biotechnology, cooperation ventures, data analysis, platform >
Beiersdorf AGcosmetics, research, skin care >
BioVersysansteckende Krankheiten, antibiotics, antiifectives, applied research, bakterielle Infektionen, biotechnology, infectious diseases, molecular and cell biology, parasitic diseases, parasitic diseases >
Bühlmann Laboratoriesdevelopment, Diagnostics (IVD), global trading, Immunoassays, Point-of-Care, production >
CABBagricultural chemistry, cleaning agents, cosmetics, fine chemicals, fragrances, plant protection, production >
CAMLOGbiotechnology, continuous education, dental implantology, dental implants, dentistry, development, implant systems, medical technology, research >
Cellec Biotek AG3D cell culture, bioreactors, electromedical instruments, regenerative medicine, surgical instruments, tests, tissue engineering, tissue regeneration >
Cellestia Biotechbiomedicine, immunology, oncology, spin-off, stem cells >
Chemspeed Technologies AGapplied research, automation, development, laboratory equipment, product development, production, robotic platform, software, workflow solutions >
CIS Pharmaapplied research, distribution, drug delivery systems, medical instruments, medications, pharmaceutical development, pharmacy, production >
Clariantapplied research, chemistry, production, research and development, specialty chemicals >
Clinerionbig data, biotechnology, clinical research, data analysis, IT development, personalized medicine >
Cochlear AGhearing impairments, speech processors >
Colgate Palmolive Europe Sàrlcosmetics, household care, laundry care, oral care, personal hygiene >
Composites Buschcarbon, dental products, fiber composite components, medical technology >
CSEMapplied research, microengineering, networking, photovoltaics, sensor technology, start-up, technology transfer >
CTC Analytics AGanalytics, automation, chromatography, production, robotics >
Doetsch Grether AGcardiovascular, central nervous system, cosmetics, dermatology, development, diagnostics, dietary supplement, dietary supplements, gastrointestinal, infectious diseases, neuropathic pain, oral care, parasitic disease, personal care, pharmaceuticals, Phoniatrics, production, respiratory system, rheumatology/arthritis >
DSM Nutritionalcarotinoids, chemistry, dietary supplement, innovation, production, vitamins >
Envigoanalytic support, applied research, contract research organization, cooperation ventures, pharmaceutical development, plant protection products, regulatory consulting >
F. Hoffmann-La Rocheantibodies, applied research, biotechnology, clinical studies, cooperation ventures, diagnostics, digestive system, diseases of the central nervous system, endocrine diseases, genetics, haematology, immunology, infectous diseases, inflammation, innovation, marketing, metabolic disorders, molecular and cell biology, nutritional diseases, oncology, parasitic diseases, patients, personalized medicine, pharmaceutical development, pharmaceuticals, production, proteomics, viral diseases >
FGenbiotechnology, cooperation ventures, diagnostics, start-up, synthetic biology >
Gebro Pharmadermatology, pain therapy, pharmaceutical development, pharmaceuticals, respiratory diseases, rheumatology >
Genedatabig data, bioinformatics, data analysis, genomics, innovation, IT development, marketing, proteomics, screening, software, system biology >
Hutman Diagnosticsdiagnostics, infectious diseases, parasitic diseases, tests >
INOFEAbiotechnology, enzymes, production, services >
Lipomed AGdevelopment, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, rare deseases, research >
Lonzaagricultural chemistry, applied research, biotechnology, chemistry, dietary supplements, pharmaceutical development, process support, production, specialty chemicals >
mabritecanalytical services, bioanalytics, biotechnology, diagnostics, microorganism, molecular and cell biology >
Medartisimplants, innovation, marketing, medical products, medical technology, osteosynthesis, osteotomy, production, rehabilitation, services for doctors, surgery, surgical instruments >
Medical InsightseHealth, IT, medical apps, production >
Mimedis3D printing, implants, medical technology, production, surgery >
mininavidentdental implants, medical technology, spin-off >
Nanosurfanalysis, diagnostics, laboratory equipment, microscopy, nanotechnology, product development, production >
NBE-Therapeuticsantibodies, biotechnology, oncology, partnerships >
Novartisantibodies, applied research, autoimmune diseases, biomedicine, biotechnology, Cardiovascular, Central Nervous System, clinical studies, cooperation ventures, Dermatology, digestive system, endocrine diseases, generic drugs, genitourinary system, haematology, infectious diseases, innovation, marketing, musculoskeletal, neuropathic pain, oncology, ophthalmology, ophthalmology, patients, pharmaceutical development, pharmaceuticals, production, respiratory system, transplantation >
Novozymes Switzerland AGbiotechnology, enzymes, production >
ObexiaAnorexia, biotechnology, Cachexia, oncology, start-up >
Pierre Fabre (Switzerland) SAcosmetics, dermatology, neuropsychiatry, oncology, pharmaceutical development >
PIQURbiotechnology, oncology, pharmaceutical development >
Polyneuronantibodies, autoimmune diseases, immunology, pharmaceuticals, start-up >
Polyphorcollaborations, Haematology, Immunology, infectous diseases, licenses, Oncology, parasitic diseases, pharmaceutical development, production, Respiratory >
ResMeddiagnostics, medical ventilators, production, sleep-related breathing disorders, therapy >
Rohner Chemchemicals, chemistry, production, sales >
Rolic Technologiesdisplays, innovation, LCMO technology, light technology, materials, nanotechnology >
Santhera PharmaceuticalsCentral Nervous System, clinical research, multiple sclerosis, muscular diseases, muscular dystrophy, Ophthalmology, pharmaceutical development, pharmaceuticals, rare diseases, therapy >
Shimadzuanalytics, development, measurement technology, research, sales, software >
Skyepharmadermatology, drug delivery, musculoskeletal, oral medications, pharmaceutical development, pharmaceuticals, respiratory >
sotaxadministration form, pharmaceutical testing, production >
Straumannapplied research, dental implants, dentistry, development, innovation, marketing, medical technology, production, tissue regeneration >
Strekinbiotechnology, inflammation, molecules >
Swiss BioQuantapplied research, bioanalytics, contract research organization (CRO), LC-MS/MS and ligand binding assay method development >
Syngentaagricultural chemistry, agriculture, applied research, biotechnology, cooperation ventures, development, innovation, marketing, nutrition, plant protection products, production, seed >
T3 Pharmaceuticalsbacteria, biochemistry, biotechnology, cooperation ventures, oncology, spin-off >
Tillotts PharmaDigestive System, gastroenterology, licensing, marketing, medications, Molecular and Cell Biology, pharmaceuticals, production >
TORAYbiotechnology, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical production, production, specialty chemicals, waste water treatment >
vanBaerlecleaning systems, development, hygiene, production, sales, silicates >
Weledaanthroposophic medicine, cosmetics, medications, natural cosmetics, natural substances, oral care, production >