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Life sciences in the Greater Zurich Area

Do you want to be close to major players, innovative start-ups and leading research institutes in the life sciences space? The Greater Zurich Area has evolved into a dynamically expanding life sciences hotspot, thanks to the region’s academic excellence, business-friendly regulations, IP protection, large international talent pool and R&D collaborations between universities and start-ups, as well as large multinational corporations.

The Greater Zurich Area fuels success of life sciences in Switzerland

Life sciences companies in the Greater Zurich Area utilize the unique business climate for advancements in research and development. Large multinational corporations have turned the region into a true biotech hub. Plus, some of the top pharmaceutical companies in Switzerland are located in Greater Zurich. Moreover, Switzerland is a worldwide leader in the medical technology sector. The country tops the rankings for the sector's contribution to gross domestic product (GDP).

Biotech

Biotech

The Greater Zurich Area is a leading location for top biotech companies in Europe. The region attracts capital and researchers from across the globe. It is home to some of the most innovative businesses in the world. Key European biotechnology companies who chose Greater Zurich include Biogen, Alnylam, Johnson & Johnson, Apellis, and Amgen.

Biotech companies in Greater Zurich can secure opportunities rarely seen in other places, e.g. from the flexible labor laws, a stable economic environment and a highly qualified workforce. Pharmaceutical companies receive the same benefits. The Greater Zurich Area truly is one of the finest biotech hubs in Europe.

Medical technology

Medical technology

It is no coincidence that the Greater Zurich Area is home to so many world-class patents for medical technology as nowhere else in Europe. Technology leaders such as Roche Diagnostics, Zimmer Biomet, Stryker, Hamilton, Sonova, Cardinal Health and DePuy Synthes (Johnson&Johnson) operate headquarters or research and production facilities here. They value the large pool of international specialists, the R&D collaborations with leading universities and start-ups, the protection of intellectual property and the business-friendly environment. Would your medtech company also like to write a success story in the Greater Zurich Area?

Meet with an expert

Meet with an expert

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  • Introductions to key contacts in industry, academia and government
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Featured lab space and shovel-ready industrial sites

Featured lab space and shovel-ready industrial sites

If you're looking for lab space or industrial sites in the Greater Zurich Area to launch your strategic expansion, please check out our featured greenfields and lab, warehouse or manufacturing spaces.

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