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BioAlps 20 years

BioAlps celebrates its ecosystem's 20th anniversary

2001 | The University of Geneva, University of Lausanne and the EPFL identified the need to promote the excellence emanating from Western Switzerland’s Life Sciences' research institutions and the necessity for the latter to foster partnerships and synergies with the industrial network.

2003 | The BioAlps Association was founded by the thirteen academic institutions of Western Switzerland | BioAlps Members

2008 | The Regional Innovation System of Western Switzerland was created (RIS-SO | ARI-SO) and chose BioAlps Association as the sectoral platform to promote Life Sciences regionally, nationally and internationally.

Since these key founding milestones, the Association has built a strong diversified network and supported Western Switzerland based startups, SMEs, multinationals, academic institutions, research centres, media and governmental organisations active in the fields of biotech, medtech, pharma, digital health, nutrition and cosmetics encouraging synergies and growth.

As part of the celebrations, discover our new series of testimonials which highlights key Life Sciences actors who contribute to the success and development of our ecosystem.

All articles are published on our News page.

The BioAlps community’s strength in the face of COVID-19

Discover the list of our region's key COVID-19 player's and their testimonials on the dedicated page.

BioAlps key figures :

Research & Academic


Public Institutions & Innovation Parks

Life Sciences students



BioAlps | 20 years of innovation | Gnubiotics

Gnubiotics | Novel microbiome health solutions   We are pleased to share with you our new testimonial series as part…


BioAlps | 20 years of innovation | GeNeuro

Fighting against neurodegenerative and autoimmune disease with antibodies   We are pleased to share with you our new testimonial series…


BioAlps | 20 years of innovation | Neurix

Minibrain technology enabling efficient drug testing and development   We are pleased to share with you our new testimonial series…


BioAlps | 20 years of innovation | Coat-X

Thin-film encapsulation technology helping increase product reliability and miniaturisation effectiveness   We are pleased to share with you our new…


Medtech Investing Europe 2020

Medtech Investing Europe 2021

MTi | Bringing Together Innovators, Leading Investors and Major Healthcare Corporations   The event will now take place digitally 21…

CSEM Business Day

CSEM Business Day 2021

CSEM Business Day | Smart Tech. Smart Data. Smart Growth   The event will take place on 1 October from…

National MDR & IVDR Conference 2021

Switzerland as third country   | 19 October 2021 | BERNEXPO Swiss Medtech invites to the fifth national MDR & IVDR conference…

Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics

4th edition of the POC Diagnostics   The 4th Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics, organised by CSEM, HES-SO and IVD,…

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