The manufacture of medical devices is amalgamated with the life sciences industry. This includes the pharmaceutical industry, medical technology (electric and orthopaedic) as well as biotechnology, all of which are heavily engaged in research and development.
In the Zurich-Zug-Lucerne life sciences cluster, the traditional presence of medical technology lays the foundations for the ongoing development and anchoring of the life sciences industry in the area. In fact, the area has long since been a leader in the national medical technology sector. The area’s attractiveness for life sciences companies is based on several factors: The area’s central location and proximity to Zurich Airport ensure excellent accessibility, while first-class education and research – thanks, amongst other things, to ETH Zurich – also highlight the area’s innovative capacity. The area is also appealing because of its attractive taxation system and the availability of a highly-qualified workforce. The latter is extremely important for research-intensive companies.
Thanks to these good conditions, an above-average number of Interpharma member companies are located in the Zurich-Zug-Lucerne Area.