The American biopharmaceutical company Agios has relocated its international headquarters from the USA to the Greater Zurich Area. Reasons behind the move include the wealth of life science innovation and the talented workforce in the region.

Agios Pharmaceuticals moves international HQ to Greater Zurich


Agios has moved its international headquarters to Zug, announced the canton of Zug in a statement. Company representatives were impressed by life science innovation in the region, according to the statement. The talented workforce also persuaded the move. 

Orlando Oliveira, Senior Vice President and General Manager International at Agios, highlighted other key factors behind the decision: the centrality in Europe, great infrastructure, outstanding quality of life and great support from the local authorities.

Agios is focused on discovering and developing novel investigational medicines to treat cancer and rare genetic diseases. A leader in the field of cellular metabolism, the company was founded in 2008 in Cambridge in the US state of Massachusetts. It is listed on the American Nasdaq stock exchange. 

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