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Life Sciences: Strong in Switzerland

Life sciences is one of the industries with the strongest representation in the Greater Zurich Area. The region is one of the most important life-sciences centers in Europe today. Many international companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology sectors have settled in the Greater Zurich Area. 

Medical technology functions as precisely as a Swiss watch as it builds on the expertise of a watch-making industry with a rich history. Other areas of life sciences also capitalize on this extensive knowledge, as the transfer of knowledge between research and business is seamless.

A further plus: The Greater Zurich Area is home to a large pool of specialists. In addition, there are companies here from all the sectors in the medical technology value-added chain.

Key Facts

365

Life sciences companies in Zurich (2013)

21'000

employees in Life sciences in Zurich (2013)

CHF 46.1 billion

Total annual turnover for the life sciences sector (2013)

Source:
AWA ZH
JLL Research

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