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Life Sciences Cluster

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 | Debiopharm

Debiopharm | We develop for patients   We are pleased to share with you our new testimonial series as part…


BioAlps | 20 years of innovation | Ichnos

Developing first-in-class bi-/trispecific antibodies to treat cancer patients   We are pleased to share with you our new testimonial series…


BioAlps | 20 years of innovation | Pharmalp

Developing and distributing efficacious natural healthcare products   We are pleased to share with you our new testimonial series as…


BioAlps | 20 years of innovation | CSL Behring

Fast-tracking innovation through long-term mutual partnerships with academia   We are pleased to share with you our new testimonial series…


Digital Health

Innovate in Switzerland | Russian Companies in Digital Health

Current trends in digital medicine in Switzerland and in Russia, as well as business development opportunities in the canton of Vaud (in the Western part of Switzerland). Online pitch session of 4 Russian projects. The event is organized by the Skolkovo Foundation and Innovaud in partnership with the Applied Machine Learning Days, launched by Professor Marcel Salathé at EPFL in Lausanne.

ITU Digital World

ITU Digital World Vietnam

Pitching Session @ ITU Digital World 2021   Pitch your solutions and join the SWISS Pavilion @ ITU Digital World 2021 in Vietnam…

MDR IVDR National Conference

National MDR & IVDR Conference 2021

MDR & IVDR National Conference | Switzerland as third country   The fifth national MDR & IVDR conference, organised by…

4à6 Biopôle

4à6 @ Biopôle

Biopôle | A catalyser for Life Sciences Innovators   Join the BioAlps community for the 4à6 @ Biopôle from 4:30PM…

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