Life Sciences

Life sciences centre

In recent years, Zurich has evolved into a dynamically expanding centre for the life sciences industry. The term ‘life sciences’ refers to the application of scientific findings of modern biochemistry, medicine, biophysics, molecular biology, bioinformatics and other fields.

Broad academic base and internationally known companies

The research-intensive development and production in the life sciences cluster benefits from the broad academic base which Zurich offers by way of the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), the University of Zurich, the University Hospital, the other hospitals and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). Extensive basic research and applied research are among the most important prerequisites for a thriving life sciences industry. Thus, to a considerable extent, the increasing momentum is due to the spin-off activities stemming from the universities. Some of them settled in the BIO-TECHNOPARK® Schlieren-Zurich. In addition to the various small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) some internationally renowned companies moved to Zurich. This results in a broad mix of scientific excellence, innovative spin-offs, established SMEs as well as well-known large enterprises.

Cluster activities

The cluster activities are aimed at intensifying the cooperation between industry, research and academia and politics.

Numerous stakeholders cooperate closely under the umbrella brand “Life Science Zurich“ and jointly coordinate the following activities/committees:

Cluster Network

Life Sciences Company Database

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If you are looking for life sciences companies, organisations, R&D or professional service provides, investors or research institutes in the region of Zurich, the Swiss Life Sciences Database offers you many options.