Pharmaceutical / chemical companies

Perfect framework conditions for multi-national concerns

New technologies and inventions are better protected in Switzerland than in any other country in the world: this is one of many key factors explaining the global success of the pharmaceutical sector in Switzerland.

Intellectual property is fiercely protected in Switzerland. This motivates companies to set up long-term research and innovation projects here. Thanks to the stringent and clear legal framework, the Swiss pharmaceutical industry is world-leading.

Both young start-ups and leading companies such as Novartis and Roche – multi-national concerns headquartered in Switzerland that draw in countless managers and experts from around the world – can be found here. The Swiss pharmaceutical industry maintains production and research centres on all continents. A few examples of what was discovered or invented in Switzerland: organ transplantation, cortisone, antihistamine, LSD.

International organisations and associations that are headquartered in Switzerland:

  • International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) – represents the research-based pharmaceutical industry, including biotechnology and vaccines.
  • With the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Switzerland is home to a unique concentration of experts.
  • With more than 250 member businesses, Scienceindustries is the Swiss economic association for companies involved in the chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology.

That is why in Davos, concerns find the perfect framework conditions for seminars and international conferences.

Possible plant visits and speakers on request.

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