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™.

Membership benefits

Stakeholder engagement & networking

  • As a fully integrated national association we are member of international stakeholder associations such as EuropaBio and BIO. In Switzerland, our association is well represented with the leading economic associations, such as scienceindustries, Economiesuisse and Interpharma and in contact with the relevant federal offices. The working relationship with these organizations secure steady information flow on issues relevant for the biotech industry.
  • We co-operate with Euresearch to facilitate a high Swiss participation in the EU framework program for research and innovation.
  • We are represented at national and leading international biotech events, as well as support federal bilateral programs, missions and general networking for our members.
  • Our members have full access to our online Swiss Biotech community platform with privileged information, thematic & working groups to directly network, communicate, share knowledge, and optimize business efficiency.


  • We enhance the image of the biotechnology industry in Switzerland and abroad and position the industry as a high‐tech value added economic pillar.
  • Profit from the strong Swiss Biotech Association brand and get visibility on the website, in our publications, and use the “Swiss Biotech Association Member” seal of approval logo in your communication.
  • Make the best of your free entry in the Swiss Biotech Directory: Swiss Biotech Association members are entitled to present more information than non-members.
    About the Swiss Biotech Directory
  • The comprehensive overview of our members products pipepline includes therapeutic areas, indications and the clinical development status and demonstrate the innovative capacity of the Swiss biotech industry.
  • Your news and job openings are published on our website and in our regular e‐newsletters to thousands of top contacts in the biotech industry.


  • Receive favorable rates at national and international events.

  • Profit from attractive conditions through framework contracts with business solution suppliers, such as Swiss Life Pension Fund (see below) or other discounted services to run a successful biotechnology enterprise.

  • Get reduced advertising prices in our communication tools, at events, and a free subscription of the European Biotechnology Magazine.

Our members benefit directly from the “Professional association’s employee benefits institution”.

The risk and cost contributions are determined on the basis of the number of insured persons within the Swiss Biotech Association’s bonus group (currently 2000 people), and offer more attractive risk and cost contributions.

For a personal consultation please contact:

Swiss Life
Monika Berger-Signer
Consultant Key Clients & Associations
Federally certified pension fund manager
T: +41 43 284 30 43