Founded in 1998, the Swiss Biotech Association represents the interests of the Swiss biotech industry. To support its members in a competitive market, the Swiss Biotech Association works to secure favorable framework conditions and facilitate access to talents, novel technologies and financial resources. To strengthen and promote the Swiss biotech industry, the Swiss Biotech Association collaborates with numerous partners and life science clusters globally under the brand Swiss Biotech™.

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April 21, 2020

Swiss Biotech Report 2020 highlights continued sector growth

Over CHF 1 billion raised for private and public companies – Gene therapy, AI and advanced biologics manufacturing emerging as additional strengths – Licensing deals and collaborations boost revenues – Swiss biotech ecosystem becomes even more diverse
With one of the most comprehensive life sciences ecosystems in the world, Swiss biotech continues to thrive. The 2020 edition of the Swiss Biotech Report by the Swiss Biotech Association in conjunction with EY and seven other partners, provides highlights and analysis of funding, M&A and collaborations, as well as a special focus on the exciting new artificial intelligence scene.


Laureates nominated for the Swiss Biotech Success Story Awards

Each year, the Swiss Biotech Association awards companies or individuals in recognition of outstanding achievements.

The award winners for 2020 are Actelion, Debiopharm, Helsinn, Venture Kick, >>Venture>>, Venturelab, and the noble prize-winner Professor Werner Arber.

Nominated this year for the Swiss Biotech Success Stories Awards in 2021 are Bachem, Basilea, Esbatech, Lonza, and Novimmune.

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Media releases & presentations 2020


May 7, 2019

Swiss biotechnology: Investments at record level

The Swiss biotech industry continues to be buoyant and once again managed to increase its sales, exports and research investments in 2018. As a result, it is laying the foundations for further growth and forward-looking development. Capital investment in listed biotech companies saw an especially striking increase: Polyphor boasted one of Europe’s most successful flotations in recent years.
May 7, 2019

Awards for outstanding achievements

This year, the Swiss Biotech Association again nominated organizations and people for the “Swiss Biotech Success Stories Awards” in recognition of outstanding achievements:  Nobel Prize winner Prof. Dr. Werner Arber, Actelion, Debiopharm, Helsinn, and biotech startup supporters Venture, Venturelab and Venture Kick.

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Media releases & presentations 2019


May 4, 2018

The Swiss Biotech Association honors major industry achievements with Swiss Biotech Success Stories

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the Swiss Biotech Association launches Swiss Biotech Success Stories in recognition of the industry’s many accomplishments. Swiss Biotech Success Stories will grow over time to encompass all of the industry’s different facets. An independent jury of experts annually selects the laureates. The first recognitions go to Biogen, Glycart, Okairos, Selexis and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma for their remarkable achievements and sustainable contributions to Switzerland and its biotech industry. Founders, scientists, investors and business partners celebrated the first laureates yesterday evening at this year’s Swiss Biotech Day.

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May 3, 2018​

The unbridled success of the Swiss Biotech industry continues apace

The Swiss biotech industry has reached record figures for 2017 in financing, infrastructure investment, and exports. This shows that confidence in its ability to create value and innovate remains unshaken. The most prominent example is the acquisition of Actelion by Johnson & Johnson, which, at almost USD 30 billion, was the largest stock exchange transaction worldwide within the life sciences industry over the past year.

Find the full the media release in 3 languages, as well as the Swiss Biotech Report media presentation below.

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Media releases & presentations 2018