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.
The Basel Region is Switzerland’s leading life sciences location and has a long history of chemical-pharmaceutical industry tradition. Numerous life sciences companies are located in this region. These companies fully cover the entire value added chain of the pharmaceutical industry – from research and development to production and marketing. The largest share of Switzerland’s entire pharmaceutical value added is generated in the Basel Region cluster.
The region also appeals to life sciences companies because of favourable framework conditions. The Basel Region cluster is characterised by the presence of prestigious educational and research institutions and employs the most life sciences specialists nationwide.
Furthermore, its close proximity to Germany and France, to the international airport of Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and the Swiss Rhine ports provides excellent access to all major transport routes.