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

Science, technology and innovation strengthen our ecosystem’s resilience to the new coronavirus.

Find below lists of actors working at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.

Please note that the above lists are non-exhaustive and will be updated.


If you are active in the fight against the virus in at least one of the core competencies, please sign up to our database here. If you have any trouble uploading your information, do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Find more information about the COVID-19 actors on our BioAlps Community page.

Genomics has provided us with an armory for tackling pandemics, enabling us to respond faster and with more accuracy to COVID-19. Scientists can for example analyse, where strains from different jurisdictions fit within the global phylogenetic tree. Learn More


BioAlps key figures :

Research & Academic


Private & Public Innovation
Support Mechanisms

Life Sciences students



EPFL | New hydrogel can repair tears in human tissue

An injectable gel that can attach to various kinds of soft internal tissues    EPFL scientists have developed an injectable…


Ferring Pharmaceuticals | Ferring Biologics Innovation Centre opens at Biopôle

A new hub for biologics R&D in Western Switzerland   On 1 April 2021, the research-driven biopharmaceutical group Ferring Pharmaceuticals…


GGBa | 85 new foreign companies in Western Switzerland in 2020

In 2020, 85 new foreign companies set up shop in Western Switzerland, supported by Greater Geneva Bern area (GGBa) and the…


Lonza | Hiring of 1200 people in Visp

Lonza, the Valais-based company, is hiring of 1200 people for its plant in Visp (Valais, Switzerland), 650 have already been…


La Source Defi Source 2021

Haute Ecole de la Santé La Source | Défi Source 2021

The all-public challenge dedicated to nursing care   The Haute Ecole de la Santé La Source, with more than 160…

NLSDays 2021

NLSDays 2021

1st Nordic Life Science Investment Day
8th Nordic Life Science Days
September 8-10 – Malmö

EPFL Innovation Park

EPFL Innovation Park | Tech4Eva opening ceremony

First Femtech accelerator in Switzerland   The opening ceremony organised by the EPFL Innovation Park & Groupe Mutuel will take…


Orthomanufacture | European Congress for implants & surgical instruments

Exhibition & conferences on manufacturing technologies of orthopedic, trauma, spine & dental implants   This virtual edition organised by Orthomanufacture…

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