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Our Aims

  • Foster a networking and integration platform amongst the Basel Region Life Sciences Community
  • Enabling and facilitate an open network, beyond political and geographical boundaries
  • Moderate and connect: Content to be defined by the “users”

Part of the trinational BioValley cluster

BioValley Basel is part of the trinational BioValley life sciences cluster extending in the Basel region across borders into France, Germany and Switzerland. It is the leading hot spot in Europe in life sciences and encompasses 40 scientific institutions, 900 companies (incl. 40% of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world), 100'000 students and more than 11 Life Science Parks. A large number of organisations support professional networking with peers from the industry. See our Network page for further detail.

Join our LinkedIn Group

Here you can join our LinkedIn Group to join the discussion of interest:

BioValley LinkedIn Group

About BioValley


BioValley - The Life Science Network - was founded in 1996. The vision of the founders was to bring together Alsace (France), South Baden (Germany) and Northwestern Switzerland. It was one of the first European initiatives for the promotion and development of life sciences.

The three border regions Alsace, northwest Switzerland and South Baden stood out individually in the mid-90s for their outstanding potential in the field of life sciences:

  • Outstanding scientific facilities (four universities, specialised colleges of higher education, research centres, etc.),
  • Headquarters of global players Novartis and Roche as well as CIBA, Clariant, Lonza and Syngenta,
  • Branches of large pharmaceutical companies, such as DSM, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, DuPont, Amersham and Millipore,

The Cluster

Today, the BioValley cluster compromises three associations (Alsace BioValley, BioValley Deutschland and BioValley Basel) and the BioValley Platform in Germany. Our joint mission:

  • A network of competences and know-how which includes companies, research institutes, universities as well as economic development agencies and public organizations the field of Life Sciences.
  • The BioValley Cluster accompanies businesses and laboratories in the Life Sciences sector looking to innovate, grow or locate in the trinational BioValley region

 See our the links to the Network for further detail.

BioValley Basel

Members of the Board

  • Matthias Staehelin, VISCHER, Basel (President)
  • Nicolas Benedict, Allecra Therapeutics, F-St. Louis
  • Edwin Constable, University of Basel
  • Rudolf Gygax, Nextech Ventures, Zurich
  • Leonhard Loew, ASB Association Services, Basel
  • Thomas Möller, BioMed Partners AG, Basel
  • Alain Pittet, Congrex Schweiz AG, Basel
  • Peter Räber, Energie Zukunft Schweiz, Basel
  • Rolf Rolli, Biosynth AG, Staad
  • Jonas Scharf, Congress Center Basel
  • Zaki Sellam, Avicenna Oncology GmbH, Basel

Contact Us

BioValley Basel Association
P.O. Box 1091
CH-4001 Basel
+41 61 271 59 30