What does BioAlps offer?
BioAlps, the life sciences cluster of western Switzerland, offers a dynamic network, an innovative and supportive environment, and immediate access to the world of life sciences. It comprises an active and fertile ecosystem of research institutions, academic institutions, start-up companies and large multinationals concentrated in a small, attractive geographic area with a great infrastructure.
Our aim is to promote western Switzerland as a world class centre for life sciences and to foster growth by creating synergies between academia, entrepreneurs, investors, authorities and new businesses. BioAlps offers a wide range of networking and support opportunities through regional, national or international Bioalps Events and many more Life Sciences Events in the region.
Formed as an association, BioAlps is composed of cantonal, academic and research institution members in western Switzerland. It is supported by the Cantons of Bern, Fribourg, Vaud, Neuchatel, Geneva, Valais, Jura and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
Mr. Claude Clément
Ms. Anne-Renée Leyvraz
Dr. Jean-Marc Leroux
Dr. Sacha Sidjanski
Dr. Ana Pinto
Dr. Massimo Nobile
Prof. Dr. Ian Marison
Prof. Dr. Yogeshvar Kalia
Mr. Claude Joris
Mrs. Magali Ribes
There are seven cantonal members and twelve institutional members of BioAlps. Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais, and Vaud are all members of BioAlps. In each cantonal administration, membership sits within the Department of Economy.
A delegate from each of the following institutions is nominated to participate in BioAlps.
The BioAlps Award aims to honor a personality and an enterprise from the life sciences sector without whom western Switzerland would not have acquired its international reputation in this field.
2010 - M. Philippe Renaud, EPFL
2011 - M. Henry Markram, M. Patrick Aebischer, EPFL
2012 - M. Denis Duboule, UNIGE
2013 - M. Mario El-Khoury, CSEM
2014 - M. Ron Appel, SIB
2015 - M. Robert Gurny, UNIGE
2016 - M. Jean-Dominique Vassalli, UNIGE
2017 - M. Luc Stoppini, HEPIA
2018 - M. Benoît Dubuis, CAMPUS BIOTECH, WYSS CENTER
2008 - M. Robert Kuster†, État de Genève
2009 - M. Rolland-Yves Mauvernay†
M. Thierry Mauvernay, DEBIOPHARM SA
2010 - M. Elmar Schnee & M. Rudi Pauwels, BIOCARTIS SA
2011 - M. Werner Bauer, NESTLE SA
2012 - M. Roch Doliveux, UCB FARCHIM SA
2013 - Mme Andrea Pfeifer, AC IMMUNUE SA
2014 - M. Joachim E Uwe, CSL BEHRING AG
2015 - M Claude Giroux
M. Thomas Geubeli, CELGENE International SA
2016 - M. Andreas Brunner, LONZA AG
2017 - M. Frédéric Zwahlen, VIFOR PHARMA (FR & GE)
2018 - M. Didier Perrin, MEDTRONIC TOLOCHENAZ
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Technology by Bilan
- Health Valley BioAlps - 2018
- Bilan Cancer CHUV - 2018
- Agefi BioAlps 2018
- Tribune de Genève - 2017
- Les Métiers de Demain - 2017
- Agefi Plateformes Sectorielles - 2017
- Science de la vie - Comment investir - 2016
- La Suisse, terrain fertile pour l'innovation - 2016
- Tribune de Genève - 2014
- Tribune de Genève - 2014
- Swiss Pharma BNWD - 2014
- Le Temps - 2014
- Le Matin Dimanche - Accord entre Novartis et Google - 2014
On 29 November 2018, BioAlps hosted its annual BioAlps Networking Day in Fribourg. The Greater Geneva Bern area (GGBa) took this opportunity to interview the top speakers and experts from the “Health Valley” who highlighted the advantages of being a life sciences company in Western Switzerland.