more and more companies are developing not only chemical but also biological processes the manufacturing of active ingredients. This also includes the big global companies in the Basel region, namely Novartis, Roche and Syngenta. A further very successful company is Actelion, which is one of the fastest-growing biotech companies in the world. Other successful biotech companies are Basilea Pharmaceutica, Evolva, Polyphor, Santhera Pharmaceuticals and Bachem. The promising biotech and start-up companies in the Basel region include Piqur, Cellestia Biotech, Nouscom, Strekin and T3 Pharma. Aside from Novartis and Roche – two of the world’s three largest pharmaceutical companies – there another 600 life sciences companies. Moreover, many global players have also opted for the Basel region in the past few years, including Bayer, which has its Consumer Care Division headquarters in Basel, and Abbott, which has set up its Established Pharmaceuticals division in Canton Baselland. Companies such as Tillotts from Japan, Skyepharma from Great Britain and Dr. Reddy's from India operate successfully out of the Basel region.
Here you find an overview of the Life Sciences Cluster Basel, its history, the companies, institutions and universities involved in research, development, production and commercialisation and their connection between each other.