Life sciences in the Greater Zurich Area

Where world-class technology meets Swiss reliability

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 an expanding life sciences hotspot thanks to several key factors. The region is home to academic excellence, business-friendly regulations and IP protection.

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The Greater Zurich Area fuels success of life sciences in Switzerland

A sizable international talent pool is located in the Greater Zurich Area, powering opportunities for R&D collaborations between universities and start-ups.

Large multinational corporations have turned the region into a true biotech hub, attracting innovative Switzerland medical device companies. Plus, some of the top pharmaceutical companies in Switzerland are located in Greater Zurich. These life sciences companies utilize the unique business climate for advancements in research and development.



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, Johnson & Johnson, Bluebird Bio and Amgen.

Biotech companies in Greater Zurich can secure opportunities rarely seen in other places. Pharmaceutical companies receive the same benefits. The Greater Zurich Area truly is one of the finest biotech hubs in Europe.

Medical technology

Medical technology

The Greater Zurich Area is a European hotspot for medical technology. It’s no coincidence that it is home to a plethora of world-class patents for medtech innovations. Several of the largest medtech companies in Switzerland and even the world are located in the region. Industry leaders like Roche Diagnostics, Zimmer Biomet and Stryker benefit from the region’s advantages.

Companies have access to a large pool of international specialists. R&D collaborates with universities and start-ups. The strength and prioritization of intellectual property protection is globally renowned.

Medical device companies in Greater Zurich receive top-notch treatment. Swiss exports from the Greater Zurich’s bio technoparks have helped sustain life and treat rare conditions across the globe.

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Let us connect you with the right person to learn more about how the Greater Zurich Area Ltd can support your business needs. 

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  • Introductions to key contacts in industry, academia and government
  • Advice on regulatory framework, taxes, labor market and setting up a company
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