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BioAlps 20th General Assembly

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Collaboration is key to foster innovation in the Swiss Health Valley


Founded in 2003, BioAlps empowers the Swiss Health Valley and is Western Switzerland life sciences cluster. For the 20 past years, cantons and academic institutions have been working to make the development of life sciences a priority. This is why our region has now more than 1 350 actors active in medtech, biotech, pharma, digital health, nutrition and cosmetics.

On 9 May 2023, the association held its 20th General Assembly at University of Neuchâtel. After an introduction by Prof. Felix Kessler, UNINE’s vice-rector and Matthieu Ribaut, Head of Canton of Neuchâtel Economic Departement, Prof. Antoine Geissbuhler, BioAlps’ President, and Magali Bischof, Secretary general of the association, opened the session. 



✅ Idiap Research Institute became the association 15th institutional member.
✅ Raphaël Conz, former Vice-president, hands over his position to Pierre-Jean Wipff
✅ An advisory committee was created with all BioAlps’ members to drive and strenghten our region #lifesciences strategy.


Institutional members

CHUVCSEMEPFLHEIG-VD | HES-SO Valais WallisHEPIAHUG | IdiapInstitut et Haute Ecole de Santé La Source | UNIFRUNIGE | UNIL | UNINESIB | Wyss Center 


Economic Department of Western Switzerland Cantons

Investing in the Canton of Bern
Promotion économique du canton de Fribourg PromFR
GE – Économie & Innovation
Promotion économique du canton du Jura
Neuchâtel Economie
Promotion économique Valais
Vaud-Economie | Canton de Vaud



BioAlps warmly thanks the UNINE for hosting the General Assembly, and especially Isabella Gloria Arce, Prof. Ted Turlings EcorobotixPilar Junier, Gaetan Glauder and their teams for the UNINE laboratory visits!