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Innosuisse funding new RocketVax coronavirus vaccine
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Innosuisse funding new RocketVax coronavirus vaccine

Leading Swiss experts in immunology and virology have joined forces in the Basel-based startup RocketVax with the aim of developing...

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MTIP using new fund to invest in innovative companies
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MTIP using new fund to invest in innovative companies

The Basel-based firm MTIP AG specializes in investments in HealthTech companies. A total of 130 million euros has already been...

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Technology Circle: Recommended concepts, components and methodologies of transformation strategies
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Technology Circle: Recommended concepts, components and methodologies of transformation strategies

The fourth online Technology Circle Event in February 2021 focused on concepts and components as well as on project methodologies...

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Basel Area records successful 2020
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Basel Area records successful 2020

Basel Area Business & Innovation was able to newly settle a total of 27 companies in the Basel Area in...

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Titan-e, the transnational network that supports companies in their technological transition
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Titan-e, the transnational network that supports companies in their technological transition

Titan-e is the product of transnational partnerships with the objective of bringing business and science closer together in order to...

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BetterDoc opts for Basel
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BetterDoc opts for Basel

The online medical service BetterDoc has selected Basel as its Swiss location. Together with the health insurance firm Assura, it...

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RN Laboratories arrives in the Basel Area
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RN Laboratories arrives in the Basel Area

The global Indian chemicals firm RN Laboratories is establishing a presence in Muttenz. The company will also be building a...

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Kybora settles its European headquarters in Basel
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Kybora settles its European headquarters in Basel

The American consultancy Kybora, which operates within the life sciences industry, has established its European headquarters in Basel. Kybora GmbH...

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Escientia establishes subsidiary in the Basel Area
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Escientia establishes subsidiary in the Basel Area

The U.S. company Escientia Life Sciences Group has established a subsidiary in the canton of Basel-Landschaft. Escientia Switzerland will offer...

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Basel presents itself as center of innovation at the House of Switzerland in Tokyo
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Basel presents itself as center of innovation at the House of Switzerland in Tokyo

Around a dozen innovative companies and institutions from the Basel Area are planning a joint marketing presence in Tokyo under...

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MyCamper is a European growth champion
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MyCamper is a European growth champion

The Financial Times has included the Basel-based firm MyCamper in its list of the 1,000 fastest-growing startups in Europe. MyCamper...

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Researchers in Basel develop dual-virus therapy for cancer
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Researchers in Basel develop dual-virus therapy for cancer

Researchers at the University of Basel have developed a promising strategy for therapeutic cancer vaccines. They are expanding upon pre-existing...

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BLKB supporting startups in Basel region
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BLKB supporting startups in Basel region

Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank (BLKB) has founded the inQbator startup accelerator. Together with its partners Hemex and Launchpad, the bank will be...

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BioVersys receives funding in the fight against tuberculosis
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BioVersys receives funding in the fight against tuberculosis

The Basel-based pharma company BioVersys has received 2.7 million euros in funding alongside two partners. This financing serves to help...

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Biosynex takes up residence in Delémont
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Biosynex takes up residence in Delémont

The French company Biosynex develops analytical, diagnostic and prophylactic medical devices. Its portfolio includes a test for Covid-19. It has...

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Novartis Campus opening further
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Novartis Campus opening further

Novartis' 25-year anniversary also marks the next step in the ongoing opening of the campus. The Switzerland Innovation Park Basel...

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docdok.health increases safety of coronavirus vaccinations
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docdok.health increases safety of coronavirus vaccinations

The Basel-based startup docdok.health has developed an app that aims to increase the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccinations. The...

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Hemex attracts Swiss investors
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Hemex attracts Swiss investors

A group of experienced Swiss entrepreneurs and private investors have participated in a significantly oversubscribed financing round for Hemex. The...

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Rhizen drug secures approval in the USA
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Rhizen drug secures approval in the USA

The United States Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval for the drug Umbralisib. Basel biotech Rhizen has discovered...

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Novaremed secures US$50 million
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Novaremed secures US$50 million

Basel biotech Novaremed is receiving US$50 million through an agreement with an investment group. Novaremed will use this financing to...

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Axtria driving growth from Basel
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Axtria driving growth from Basel

The US firm Axtria has established a new office in Basel. The company offers services for the life sciences industry...

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Technologiepark Basel celebrates its role as a driver of innovation
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Technologiepark Basel celebrates its role as a driver of innovation

The Technologiepark Basel will be ten years old in 2021. Over the past decade, it has supported many startups and...

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Basel Area has ever more to offer investors
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Basel Area has ever more to offer investors

The canton of Basel-Stadt has displayed the most striking performance in the Swiss Venture Capital Report. Last year, more than...

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Basel researchers developing universal cancer therapy
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Basel researchers developing universal cancer therapy

Researchers from Basel are working on the development of a therapy in which pre-prepared immune cells can be used to...

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Opterion Health AG moving to Muttenz
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Opterion Health AG moving to Muttenz

Opterion is moving from the canton of Obwalden to Muttenz in the canton of Basel-Landschaft in order to benefit from...

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Evolva brings natural sugar blocker to market
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Evolva brings natural sugar blocker to market

The biotech company Evolva is introducing L-arabinose to the market. This product is a natural sugar blocker and can be...

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Holmusk opens new office in Basel
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Holmusk opens new office in Basel

Holmusk has opened an office in Basel. The company from Singapore develops digital therapies on the basis of data analysis....

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Zifo RnD Solutions coming to Basel
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Zifo RnD Solutions coming to Basel

Zifo RnD Solutions, a global provider of IT solutions for research-based organizations, opens its latest subsidiary in Basel. With Zifo...

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Announcing the chosen ventures for the DayOne Accelerator (2020/2021)
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Announcing the chosen ventures for the DayOne Accelerator (2020/2021)

The DayOne Accelerator ventures for 2020/21 have been chosen. Over 100 teams applied for the program which will run from...

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«We will show the new product at the Olympic Games 2021 in Tokyo»
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«We will show the new product at the Olympic Games 2021 in Tokyo»

The new Basel Area Business & Innovation Podcast offers exciting conversations with interesting interview partners. The first guest is surgeon...

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Announcing the final winners of the i4Challenge 2020
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Announcing the final winners of the i4Challenge 2020

The expert jury of the i4Challenge selected this year's winners. The solutions from the field of Industry 4.0 range from...

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Patients stand to benefit from innovative tech project
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Switzerland Innovation Park

Patients stand to benefit from innovative tech project

The investment and innovation promotion agency Basel Area Business & Innovation is joining forces with several partners to realize a...

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Boehringer Ingelheim acquires Basel’s NBE-Therapeutics
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Boehringer Ingelheim acquires Basel’s NBE-Therapeutics

German pharma group Boehringer Ingelheim is to acquire the Basel life sciences company NBE-Therapeutics for €1.18 billion. NBE-Therapeutics specializes in...

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Entrepreneurship in the Basel Area — An Interview with Daniel Ginter
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Entrepreneurship in the Basel Area — An Interview with Daniel Ginter

Before Daniel joined Basel Area Business & Innovation, he was responsible for corporate innovation and acceleration at digitalswitzerland. He gained...

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How the industry can make the most of data management and AI

How the industry can make the most of data management and AI

Data management can play a major role in the digital transformation of the industry: it helps with maintenance, reduces downtime...

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Noema Pharma raises 54 million Swiss francs
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Noema Pharma raises 54 million Swiss francs

The Basel-based pharmaceutical company Noema Pharma has raised a total of 54 million Swiss francs as part of a Series...

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Meteoblue constantly presents new developments
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Meteoblue constantly presents new developments

The meteoblue weather service based in Basel has developed a weather map widget that can be embedded in any website....

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Lonza manufactures coronavirus vaccine for Moderna
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Lonza manufactures coronavirus vaccine for Moderna

Lonza plans to start production of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine in Switzerland before the end of the year. Moderna published the...

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Synendos raises 20 million Swiss francs
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Synendos raises 20 million Swiss francs

Synendos Therapeutics has concluded a Series A financing round, raising 20 million Swiss francs. The Basel biotech will use the...

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Both Basel cantons are first class borrowers
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Both Basel cantons are first class borrowers

Standard & Poor’s has awarded the canton of Basel-City its top rating of AAA. The rating agency anticipates that Basel...

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ChemAxon establishes subsidiary in Basel
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ChemAxon establishes subsidiary in Basel

ChemAxon develops software for application in the chemicals and biopharma industries. Now, the Hungarian company has established a subsidiary in...

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DSM strengthens the Basel Area life sciences cluster
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DSM strengthens the Basel Area life sciences cluster

The global nutrition and health corporation Royal DSM is establishing a new innovation center at the headquarters of Nutritional Products...

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Canton of Jura looking towards robotics
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Canton of Jura looking towards robotics

The canton of Jura has for quite some time been a hub for the precision industry. Now, however, companies such...

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Novartis agrees cooperation to fight Covid-19
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Novartis agrees cooperation to fight Covid-19

A collaboration between Molecular Partners and Novartis has been announced. Molecular Partners will be responsible for the Phase 1 trials...

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How to become an angel investor
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How to become an angel investor

With our Partner Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC), we organized the first Angel Investor workshop in the Basel Area.

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An intense and ambitious year for the Jura site of the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Switzerland Innovation Park

An intense and ambitious year for the Jura site of the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, which has delayed some projects, the Jura site of the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area has...

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The action fields of digital transformation
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The action fields of digital transformation

During our Technology Circle Event in autumn 2020 (the second of the Technology Circle program, was conducted online), Prof. Dr....

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VectivBio secures investments totaling 110 million dollars
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VectivBio secures investments totaling 110 million dollars

The Basel-based biotechnology firm VectivBio has received a capital injection of 110 million US dollars from both new and existing...

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Polyphor receives up to 18 million dollars for development of antibiotics
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Polyphor receives up to 18 million dollars for development of antibiotics

The Allschwil-based company Polyphor has received a second funding award from the global consortium CARB-X to combat antimicrobial resistance. Polyphor...

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What makes Switzerland’s economy resilient in face of COVID pandemic
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What makes Switzerland’s economy resilient in face of COVID pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit economies worldwide – and we have not yet overcome it. However, Switzerland is among the...

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DayOne Accelerator applications open
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DayOne Accelerator applications open

We are excited to announce the opening of the call for the DayOne Accelerator, now in its 3rd year!

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Matériaux Sabag printing concrete elements
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Matériaux Sabag printing concrete elements

The Jura-based company Matériaux Sabag is now using a 3D printing solution to produce its concrete elements. This approach allows...

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Monte Rosa Therapeutics banks 96 million US dollars
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Monte Rosa Therapeutics banks 96 million US dollars

The Basel-based biotechnology firm Monte Rosa Therapeutics has raised a total of 96 million US dollars after closing a successful...

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Roche launches new coronavirus antibody test
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Roche launches new coronavirus antibody test

Roche is launching on the market a new antibody test to determine coronavirus infections. This should help with the development...

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Investors see great potential in Polyneuron
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Investors see great potential in Polyneuron

The Basel-based company Polyneuron Pharmaceuticals extended its Series A funding round and has now raised a total of 36.5 million...

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3 predictions of the future of work
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3 predictions of the future of work

What are the implications of the big reset on the future of work? Frank Kumli takes a look at the...

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Lonza set to manufacture coronavirus drug for Humanigen
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Lonza set to manufacture coronavirus drug for Humanigen

The Basel-based pharmaceutical supplier Lonza is supporting the US firm Humanigen in the development of a potential coronavirus therapeutic. Lonza...

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The coworking space The 5th Floor is open for business

The coworking space The 5th Floor is open for business

The coworking space "The 5th Floor" was opened in Muttenz on more than 4'000 square meters. The space offers fixed...

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Startups from the Basel Area ranked among the best
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Startups from the Basel Area ranked among the best

Startups from the Basel Area have been ranked highly in the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award by Venturelab. The medtech...

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Roche testing for coronavirus and flu simultaneously
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Roche testing for coronavirus and flu simultaneously

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the Basel-based life sciences company Roche authorization to use a test that...

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Hengrui Medicine sets up clinical research and development in Basel
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Hengrui Medicine sets up clinical research and development in Basel

The Chinese life sciences company Hengrui Medicine is establishing a Swiss subsidiary in Basel. The European hub for clinical research...

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Polyphor awarded exclusive licensing agreement for China
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Polyphor awarded exclusive licensing agreement for China

The Basel Area-based company Polyphor has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Fosun Pharma in China. Fosun Pharma will lead...

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New label guarantees that data remains in Switzerland
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New label guarantees that data remains in Switzerland

With the new “swiss hosting” label, the Basel-based company swiss made software Gmbh is guaranteeing that data will not be...

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Coworking in the Basel Area – An Interview with Karin Crisanto
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Coworking in the Basel Area – An Interview with Karin Crisanto

Karin Crisanto recently joined Basel Area Business & Innovation as Head of Innovation Space and Infrastructure. She previously worked for...

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Switzerland ranked in second place globally
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Switzerland ranked in second place globally

The chemical and pharmaceutical industry of Switzerland has been ranked number two in the world after the USA in terms...

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Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area opens site on Novartis Campus
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Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area opens site on Novartis Campus

Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area has opened a new location at the Novartis Campus. From here, the innovation park’s operator,...

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Moderna driving forward production of vaccine from Basel
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Moderna driving forward production of vaccine from Basel

Moderna is opening a location in Basel and is advancing the production of the coronavirus vaccine from there. The Swiss...

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Yokogawa establishes innovation center in Allschwil
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Yokogawa establishes innovation center in Allschwil

The Japanese conglomerate Yokogawa has established a Swiss subsidiary based at the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area. Here, the focus...

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Basel gains new biotech in Bright Peak
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Basel gains new biotech in Bright Peak

Versant Ventures has made a US$35 million Series A funding commitment to Bright Peak Therapeutics and has now announced the...

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Robots from Basel set to revolutionize surgery
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Robots from Basel set to revolutionize surgery

The Werner Siemens Foundation is to invest an additional 12 million Swiss francs in the Miracle project. Researchers at the...

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T3 Pharma raises over 25 million Swiss francs
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T3 Pharma raises over 25 million Swiss francs

T3 Pharmaceuticals AG has closed its third financing round, raising over 25 million Swiss francs. The Basel-based startup has developed...

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Versameb raises 6 million Swiss francs
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Versameb raises 6 million Swiss francs

The Basel-based biopharmaceutical company Versameb has successfully closed a seed financing round. Versameb develops therapies on the basis of mRNA...

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Genedata accelerating drug development
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Genedata accelerating drug development

Genedata, a Basel IT company specializing in the life sciences sector, has agreed a collaboration with Thermo Fisher. The integration...

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Basel is “probably the most productive life sciences location in the world”
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Basel is “probably the most productive life sciences location in the world”

Two thirds of the value added attributable to the pharmaceutical industry as a whole in Switzerland is generated in the...

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Basel Area cantons publish joint economic report
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Basel Area cantons publish joint economic report

The cantons of Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt and Jura have just published their first joint Economic Report. The fundamental environment is described...

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Resistell receives high-level EU grant
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Resistell receives high-level EU grant

Resistell AG, based in Muttenz in the canton of Basel-Landschaft, has received a grant of up to 2.5 million euros...

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Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area Site Novartis Campus
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Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area Site Novartis Campus

We are happy to present our latest addition to the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area: Our site on the Novartis...

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The innovation campus GRID is filling up
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The innovation campus GRID is filling up

Two institutes from the University of Basel and a pharmaceutical company are relocating to the GRID innovation campus, which is...

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Artidis ends successful study
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Artidis ends successful study

Artidis, a startup from Basel, has developed a nanotechnology platform that can be used for cancer diagnosis, among other things....

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Startup Academy celebrates anniversary
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Startup Academy celebrates anniversary

Startup Academy is on the road to success ten years after being founded. The initiative has supported 280 startups to...

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Syngenta grows strongly and stays true to Basel
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Syngenta grows strongly and stays true to Basel

Syngenta AG, Adama and Sinochem are to be united under the umbrella of the new Syngenta Group. The group is...

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Tolremo raises additional funding
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Tolremo raises additional funding

The Muttenz-based biotechnology company Tolremo Therapeutics has raised an additional 4.7 million Swiss francs as part of a financing round....

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Polyneuron medication receives orphan drug status in the USA
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Polyneuron medication receives orphan drug status in the USA

The American health authority has granted Polyneuron’s drug PN-1007 orphan designation. This status uses special conditions to balance out commercial...

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BaseLaunch Applications open
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BaseLaunch Applications open

BaseLaunch helps build therapeutic ventures to the point where they can raise a Series-A financing round or similar.

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i4Challenge Applications open
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation

i4Challenge Applications open

The i4Challenge is an acceleration program for SME, startups and new projects focused on innovative solutions, new approaches and next-generation...

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Ricola earns the trust of Switzerland
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Ricola earns the trust of Switzerland

Ricola has been voted the most trustworthy brand in Switzerland. The manufacturer of herbal candy, which is based in the...

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Basel leads the way in Swiss exports
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Basel leads the way in Swiss exports

The canton of Basel-Stadt accounts for 26 percent of Swiss exports. The pharma and chemical industries have above all contributed...

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Celonic agrees cooperation to combat coronavirus
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Celonic agrees cooperation to combat coronavirus

The Basel-based biopharmaceutical company Celonic Group has agreed a partnership with Airway Therapeutics from the USA. Together, the two companies...

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docdok.health involved in coronavirus research project
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docdok.health involved in coronavirus research project

A research project is investigating the improvement in the condition of patients who have been hospitalized due to COVID-19. docdok.health...

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Idorsia receives payment of 45 million US dollars
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Idorsia receives payment of 45 million US dollars

The Allschwil-based pharmaceutical company Idorsia receives a payment of 45 million US dollars as part of an agreement with Neurocrine...

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Humard robot disinfects using UV light
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation

Humard robot disinfects using UV light

Humard has developed a robot that can disinfect spaces using UV light. For this, the system manufacturer from the canton...

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Roche authorized to distribute coronavirus antibody tests
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Roche authorized to distribute coronavirus antibody tests

Roche has received Emergency Use Authorization in the USA for an antibody test in connection with the novel coronavirus. The...

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Healthtech sector growing rapidly in the Basel Area
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Healthtech sector growing rapidly in the Basel Area

The investment and innovation promotion agency Basel Area Business & Innovation, previously known as BaselArea.swiss, can look back on a...

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Basel is the most popular Swiss location for headquarters
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Basel is the most popular Swiss location for headquarters

Basel is valued as a location for company headquarters. In a rating from the fDi Intelligence platform of the Financial...

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Support program has roots in Basel
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Support program has roots in Basel

The online program Selfapy supports people suffering from mental health conditions during the coronavirus lockdown. BaselArea.swiss has provided startup help...

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University Hospital Basel treats coronavirus patients with plasma
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation

University Hospital Basel treats coronavirus patients with plasma

The University Hospital Basel is the first Swiss hospital to have treated two Covid-19 patients with the plasma from a...

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Botnar Research Center advancing research into coronavirus
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation

Botnar Research Center advancing research into coronavirus

The Basel-based Botnar Research Center for Child Health is providing capital in the amount of 15 million Swiss francs to...

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CEO of Novartis pinning hopes on malaria drug
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CEO of Novartis pinning hopes on malaria drug

In the fight against the coronavirus, Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Novartis, is above all pinning his hopes on a malaria...

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Cantons in the Basel Area agree aid measures
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Cantons in the Basel Area agree aid measures

Basel/Liestal/Delémont – Because of the coronavirus crisis.the three sponsor cantons of BaselArea.swiss have adopted emergency aid measures in addition to...

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Roivant developing treatment for coronavirus patients
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Roivant developing treatment for coronavirus patients

The Basel-based pharmaceutical company Roivant Sciences wants to develop a special antibody for coronavirus patients. This is intended to help...

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Roche Coronavirus test gets FDA approval
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Roche Coronavirus test gets FDA approval

The US regulatory authority has authorized a test developed by the Basel-based pharmaceutical company Roche to detect the SARS-CoV 2...

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University of Basel investigating active substances against the coronavirus
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University of Basel investigating active substances against the coronavirus

The University of Basel is using computer-aided methods in its efforts to find an active substance to fight the coronavirus....

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Novartis and Roche are among the most innovative companies
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Novartis and Roche are among the most innovative companies

Novartis and Roche feature among the hundred most innovative companies worldwide. This is from the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators...

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The pharma centers of Basel and India are influencing each other
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The pharma centers of Basel and India are influencing each other

Basel has long been one of the world’s most important locations within the pharmaceutical industry. But pharma firms are now...

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Roche builds “best research center in the world”
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Roche builds “best research center in the world”

The pharmaceutical giant Roche has officially started building its new research center in Basel. Around 1,800 researchers should be able...

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Oettinger Davidoff AG: Swiss precision paired with caribbean expertise
Basel Area Business & Innovation

Oettinger Davidoff AG: Swiss precision paired with caribbean expertise

Oettinger Davidoff AG, with sales of over half a billion Swiss francs and 3,600 employees around the world, is a...

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“Patient centricity means communicating on eye level”
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“Patient centricity means communicating on eye level”

The university hospital of Basel not only wants to use innovation, but also drive innovation. For this reason, the hospital...

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FutureHealth conference brings international experts to Basel
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FutureHealth conference brings international experts to Basel

The FutureHealth Basel conference brought together experts, startups and those affected by digital healthcare. In addition to exploring the opportunities...

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Novartis opens campus up for innovation
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Novartis opens campus up for innovation

Basel-based pharmaceutical Novartis is opening up its campus in Basel to external partners, including Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area, which...

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NBE-Therapeutics raises 22 million dollars
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation

NBE-Therapeutics raises 22 million dollars

The Basel biotech company NBE-Therapeutics has successfully closed a series C financing round. The funds raised will help the company...

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Sotio opens office in Basel
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Sotio opens office in Basel

The Czech biotech company Sotio has opened an office in the Technologiepark Basel. Sotio Biotech AG will be responsible for...

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New at Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area: Coretag
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New at Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area: Coretag

Coretag, a new dynamic biotech company, launches a radioligand platform technology for a range of therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. A...

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Basel leads in international tax competition
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Basel leads in international tax competition

The canton of Basel-Stadt offers one of the world’s most attractive tax burdens for companies, according to the latest BAK...

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Basel is evolving into a pediatrics hub
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Basel is evolving into a pediatrics hub

The Botnar Research Center for Child Health in Basel has started its research activities. The first four projects have now...

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Data Driven Healthcare – and Europe?
Basel Area Business & Innovation

Data Driven Healthcare – and Europe?

The future of health is data driven. But are we ready for this to happen? This question was raised at...

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Roche diabetes app replaces blood glucose meter
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation

Roche diabetes app replaces blood glucose meter

Diabetes patients can use an app developed by Roche to determine their blood sugar levels on the basis of two...

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BeiGene wins Scrip Award
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BeiGene wins Scrip Award

The pharmaceutical company BeiGene has won a Scrip Award that recognizes contributions across the pharma sector to improving healthcare. BeiGene’s...

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“The first steps are slow and then suddenly things start rolling”
Basel Area Business & Innovation

“The first steps are slow and then suddenly things start rolling”

After more than 25 years in the pharma business, Andreas Katopodis founded the biotech company Anaveon together with Professor Onur...

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Basel areas hold promise for investors
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Basel areas hold promise for investors

Substantial efforts are underway in Basel to develop new areas and create space for people and companies. The efforts were...

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Canton of Basel-Landschaft cuts corporate tax rates
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Canton of Basel-Landschaft cuts corporate tax rates

Corporate tax rates in the canton of Basel-Landschaft will be cut from a maximum of 20.7 percent today to 13.45...

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Initiative for innovative companies in Basel-Landschaft
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Initiative for innovative companies in Basel-Landschaft

A new initiative has been launched to support innovative SMEs and startups in the canton of Basel-Landschaft in an effort...

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DayOne Accelerator finalizes participants
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DayOne Accelerator finalizes participants

BaselArea.swiss manages the DayOne initiative, which is now organizing the second round of the DayOne Accelerator. The participants are Digital...

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startup baselland supports company creation
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startup baselland supports company creation

BaselArea.swiss is working with selected organizations and Standortförderung Baselland to support the foundation of companies in the canton of Basel-Landschaft....

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Artidis joins world’s largest medical center
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Artidis joins world’s largest medical center

The Basel-based startup Artidis is developing a medical device based on nanotechnology to help with cancer diagnoses. The spin-off from...

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Jura has plenty of greenfield sites
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Jura has plenty of greenfield sites

The canton of Jura has more than 544 hectares of building land available, a study from the Federal Institute of...

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Vaximm is using AI to develop cancer vaccines
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Vaximm is using AI to develop cancer vaccines

Basel-based biotech company Vaximm has agreed a collaboration with IT company NEC. Vaximm wants to develop personalized cancer vaccines using...

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Basel startup Nutrix beats 900 startups
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Basel startup Nutrix beats 900 startups

The Basel startup Nutrix has won a competition at the Web Summit with its business concept. It has developed a...

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The winners of the i4Challenge introduce themselves
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The winners of the i4Challenge introduce themselves

Six companies won the i4Challenge: Arviem, Crevoisier, LCB Sarl, Qiio, Unitelabs and United Planet. We asked the winners to introduce...

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MultiEtch SA, une entreprise à la pointe de l’innovation dans la micro-mécanique
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MultiEtch SA, une entreprise à la pointe de l’innovation dans la micro-mécanique

Vous êtes deux dirigeants à la tête de MultiEtch, qu’est-ce qui vous a motivé à relever ce défi entrepreneurial ?

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Polyphor discovers new class of antibiotics
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Polyphor discovers new class of antibiotics

Researchers at the Allschwil pharmaceutical company Polyphor and the University of Zurich have discovered a novel antibiotics class. It has...

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Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area opens site in Jura
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Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area opens site in Jura

Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area has opened its third location. The park is now represented in Jura alongside its locations...

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Investments in Basel start-ups on the rise
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Investments in Basel start-ups on the rise

Start-ups established in Basel raised more than 200 million euro in investments during the first half of 2019. Basel therefore...

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Versameb raises 6.4 million Swiss francs
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Versameb raises 6.4 million Swiss francs

Basel-based biopharmaceutical Versameb has raised 6.4 million Swiss francs in a Seed C financing round and will put the funds...

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Tide Ocean turns ocean plastic waste into watches
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Tide Ocean turns ocean plastic waste into watches

Basel-based start-up Tide Ocean turns ocean plastic waste into new products such as watches. It has now won a German...

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Kindoh opens global headquarters in Basel
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Kindoh opens global headquarters in Basel

Kindoh, a daily consumer product brand, is moving its headquarters to Basel. The location promotion organization BaselArea.swiss supported the company’s...

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Basel positions itself as international fintech hub
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Basel positions itself as international fintech hub

The Swiss National Bank is working on a fintech project with the SIX stock exchange to explore technological options to...

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Novartis works with Microsoft on artificial intelligence
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Novartis works with Microsoft on artificial intelligence

Novartis has selected Microsoft as its new strategic artificial intelligence (AI) and data science partner. With the collaboration, the Basel...

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Six companies win the i4Challenge 2019
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Six companies win the i4Challenge 2019

As part of the competition i4Challenge, BaselArea.swiss offers six start-ups and SMEs from Switzerland, Alsace or Baden-Württemberg comprehensive support, a...

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T3 Pharma raises more than 12 million Swiss francs
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T3 Pharma raises more than 12 million Swiss francs

T3 Pharma, a Basel-based biotech company, has closed its second financing round and raised in excess of 12 million Swiss...

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Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area offers glimpse into the future
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Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area offers glimpse into the future

The Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area offers an insight into its activities. The future home of the Park will be...

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Early mover: NextDay.Vision is first tenant at Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area in Jura
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Early mover: NextDay.Vision is first tenant at Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area in Jura

One month before the official opening, the Jura site of the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area welcomes its first tenant:...

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GRID boosts innovative power of Basel region
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GRID boosts innovative power of Basel region

Work on the construction of the GRID complex for innovation and commerce has begun on the BaseLink site in Allschwil...

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“The Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area and the Jura are a match made in heaven”
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“The Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area and the Jura are a match made in heaven”

The Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area will be opening its Jura site on 25 October. Claude-Henri Schaller, Director of the...

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What we learned at this year’s DayOne Conference
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What we learned at this year’s DayOne Conference

Twenty-two panellists and speakers, among them 3 patients and digital health futurist Maneesh Juneja, 30 project champions and their mentors,...

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Indigo Agriculture opens European headquarters in Basel
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Indigo Agriculture opens European headquarters in Basel

Indigo Agriculture is expanding to Europe and has opened headquarters in Basel to this end. The U.S. company offers pioneering...

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La transformation industrielle commence au Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area
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La transformation industrielle commence au Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area

C’est un programme plein d’activités qui vous attend au Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area, site du Jura, sur le Campus...

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Basel startup aims to change agriculture sector
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Basel startup aims to change agriculture sector

Growcer AG is currently building a machine-operated vegetable farm in Basel. Robots sow, water and fertilize the vegetables, which are...

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Leading startups benefit from BaselArea.swiss
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Leading startups benefit from BaselArea.swiss

The top 100 startups of Switzerland have been revealed. In Venturelab’s Top 100, the Basel region performs particularly well in...

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Basel is artificial intelligence hub
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Basel is artificial intelligence hub

The canton of Basel-Stadt is one of the three largest Swiss technology clusters for advanced digitalization technologies, as the new...

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BaseLaunch supports Switzerland as an innovation location
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BaseLaunch supports Switzerland as an innovation location

Switzerland often receives awards for its innovative strength. Life sciences have generally played a huge part in this acclaim. The...

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“We make no compromises in creating the highest potential company”
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“We make no compromises in creating the highest potential company”

Versant Ventures has a strong history in building successful companies such as Therachon, Black Diamond or CRISPR Therapeutics. We talked...

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Basel-based researcher combating multi-resistant bacteria
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Basel-based researcher combating multi-resistant bacteria

Nina Khanna Gremmelmaier has been awarded this year’s prize for science of the City of Basel. The University Hospital Basel...

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Adobe develops new technology in Basel
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Adobe develops new technology in Basel

The US-based company Adobe is developing a technology in Basel that will make it possible to display content on screens...

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DayOne gains importance
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DayOne gains importance

DayOne, a BaselArea.swiss initiative, is creating a world-leading healthcare innovation hub based on the strengths of the Basel region. A...

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Synendos Therapeutics awarded EU funding
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Synendos Therapeutics awarded EU funding

Synendos Therapeutics AG with headquarters in Allschwil is benefiting from the financial support for which small and medium-sized enterprises can...

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DayOne Lab: An inspiring place for digital health innovators
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DayOne Lab: An inspiring place for digital health innovators

The DayOne Lab at the Technologiepark Basel provides a new and unique place for collaboration, creation and innovation: The lab...

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Lonza extends services with new factory
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Lonza extends services with new factory

Basel-based chemicals and pharmaceuticals company Lonza acquires facility for sterile drug manufacturing from Novartis. With the new production facility in...

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On the verge of being born: Next generation clinical trials
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On the verge of being born: Next generation clinical trials

Tomasz Sablinski, Founder and CEO of Transparency Life Sciences raised the crunch question of the evening: Which industry is lagging...

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Swiss TPH breaks ground on new headquarters
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Swiss TPH breaks ground on new headquarters

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health institute (Swiss TPH) has broken ground on the new building for its headquarters in...

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Project uptown Basel taking shape
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Project uptown Basel taking shape

A competence center for Industry 4.0 is being created on the former site of ABB. Private investors have contributed around...

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Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area offre des ateliers et séminaires pour innover
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Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area offre des ateliers et séminaires pour innover

Venez innover avec nous ! Tel est le slogan pour les ateliers et séminaires qui seront organisés dans le Switzerland...

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“I am amazed by the level of innovation in the Jura”
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“I am amazed by the level of innovation in the Jura”

The Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area already has two sites, in Allschwil and Basel, and will soon add a third...

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BaseLaunch is a world-leading accelerator
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BaseLaunch is a world-leading accelerator

Healthcare accelerators recently came under the spotlight of technology platform Technorely. Its list of eight of the leading accelerators features...

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T3 Pharmaceuticals wins W.A. de Vigier Award
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T3 Pharmaceuticals wins W.A. de Vigier Award

T3 Pharmaceuticals is among the winners of this year’s W.A. de Vigier Award. The spin-off from the University of Basel...

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BaseLaunch is top European accelerator
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BaseLaunch is top European accelerator

Healthcare Accelerator BaseLaunch, which is operated by the location promotion organization BaselArea.swiss, is among the leading accelerators of its kind...

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Pfizer acquires Basel-based Therachon
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Pfizer acquires Basel-based Therachon

U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer is acquiring Basel biotech Therachon for US$ 340 million. Additional payments of US$ 470 million may...

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Switzerland excels with biotech start-ups
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Switzerland excels with biotech start-ups

According to an article in the journal “Nature”, Switzerland is the European leader with its biotech start-up ecosystem. Based on...

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“Here at Bell, we combine handcraft and automation”
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“Here at Bell, we combine handcraft and automation”

Over the space of 150 years, a butcher’s in Basel has grown into an international food company, with the Bell...

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Welcome to the Basel region: Cerdia
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Welcome to the Basel region: Cerdia

Cerdia’s history starts with Rhodia Acetow more than 100 years ago: The company was founded in 1912 in the Rhone...

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Alentis raises 12.5 million Swiss francs
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Alentis raises 12.5 million Swiss francs

The Basel-based biotech company Alentis Therapeutics AG has successfully concluded a CHF 12.5 million Series A financing co-lead by BioMedPartners...

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Fully equipped lab spaces at the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area
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Fully equipped lab spaces at the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area

Launching a biotech is a daunting endeavor. Resources – both human and capital - are scarce and have to be...

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Basel’s Lyfegen closes seed financing round
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Basel’s Lyfegen closes seed financing round

Lyfegen, an IT company specializing in healthcare from Basel, has raised 750,000 Swiss francs in a seed financing round. The...

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Novartis subsidiary Alcon is now an independent company
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Novartis subsidiary Alcon is now an independent company

Novartis completed the spin-off of the Alcon eye care devices business through a dividend-in-kind distribution. The Basel pharma giant reports...

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Innolith makes breakthrough in vehicle batteries
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Innolith makes breakthrough in vehicle batteries

Energy company Innolith has developed a new type of battery that gives electric vehicles a range of 1,000km. The innovation...

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Event Impressions and some Key Quotes: Perfecting Partnerships for Life Sciences Startup Success
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Event Impressions and some Key Quotes: Perfecting Partnerships for Life Sciences Startup Success

Closing a deal is more art than science. This is especially true in the biopharma industry where investments and partnerships...

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“The Basel region is very advanced in healthcare innovation”
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“The Basel region is very advanced in healthcare innovation”

A new master’s degree at the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland aims to prepare the next...

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Lonza plans to create new jobs at Stücki Park
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Lonza plans to create new jobs at Stücki Park

Swiss Prime Site is about to create additional office and laboratory space for 1,700 new jobs at Stücki Park in...

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33 recently arrived companies create hundreds of jobs
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33 recently arrived companies create hundreds of jobs

The efforts of BaselArea.swiss proved extremely successful in 2018. 33 companies – seven more than in the previous year –...

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Healthcare innovations gain traction with the DayOne Accelerator
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Healthcare innovations gain traction with the DayOne Accelerator

Three innovative healthcare startups participate in the first round of the DayOne Accelerator. Faraz Oloumi from Aurteen, Chang Yun from...

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New at Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area: SunRegen
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New at Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area: SunRegen

The biopharmaceutical company SunRegen Healthcare develops a therapy for neurodegenerative eye diseases like Optic Atrophy. The two co-founders and managers...

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Aging: The Tsunami for Healthcare
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Aging: The Tsunami for Healthcare

Humanity is growing older. According to the UN the number of people in the world aged 60 years or over...

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Basel offers the lowest corporate income tax of all major Swiss business centres
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Basel offers the lowest corporate income tax of all major Swiss business centres

The Canton of Basel-Stadt has lowered its tax rates on income, corporate income and capital retroactively to 1 January 2019....

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Anaveon raises CHF 35 million
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Anaveon raises CHF 35 million

Anaveon, an immuno-oncology biotech, has successfully concluded a Series A financing round led by Syncona, a UK Life Sciences fund,...

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BaseLaunch funds four healthcare ventures
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BaseLaunch funds four healthcare ventures

BaseLaunch supports carefully selected ventures in two phases. After an intense pressure test period, four projects were selected for Phase...

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Grosspeter Tower – Basel’s sustainable model skyscraper
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Grosspeter Tower – Basel’s sustainable model skyscraper

With the ambitious goal of being a zero-emission building, Basel’s youngest skyscraper Grosspeter Tower was constructed to cover its own...

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DayOne Catalyst Project: Oonida
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DayOne Catalyst Project: Oonida

One of the pillars of BaselArea.swiss’ DayOne (www.DayOne.swiss) strategy is to drive Catalyst projects – collaborative approaches to bottleneck issues...

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“It doesn’t always have to stay the same”
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“It doesn’t always have to stay the same”

Désirée Mettraux has been the CEO of Creadi since 2016. The Pax spin-off has developed the Simpego online insurance platform....

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Infographic: The Basel Biotech & Pharma Ecosystem
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Infographic: The Basel Biotech & Pharma Ecosystem

To develop a scientific discovery into a life-changing drug or technology, it takes experts from various fields. The Basel region...

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Le Groupe RECOMATIC soigne l’état de surface du luxe suisse
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Le Groupe RECOMATIC soigne l’état de surface du luxe suisse

Rencontre au cœur des champs d’un petit village jurassien, entre traditions rurales voisines et haute précision mécanique. Entretien avec le...

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Resistell closes successful financing round
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Resistell closes successful financing round

Resistell has closed on oversubscribed seed financing round. The Basel-based startup is developing an antibiotic susceptibility test that is much...

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BaselArea.swiss fights antimicrobial resistance as a part of the CARB-X Global Accelerator Network
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BaselArea.swiss fights antimicrobial resistance as a part of the CARB-X Global Accelerator Network

Antibiotic resistance is fatal: If antibiotics have no effect, simple infections become deadly. According to the World Health Organization, an...

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“Momentum for blockchain in healthcare is growing in Basel”
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“Momentum for blockchain in healthcare is growing in Basel”

Marco Cuomo and Daniel Fritz from Novartis got engaged in blockchain two years ago. Today, their aim is set high:...

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Three projects to start in the DayOne Accelerator
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Three projects to start in the DayOne Accelerator

DayOne and BaselArea.swiss are happy to announce the winners of the first DayOne Accelerator supported by Fondation Botnar:

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Expats like Basel best
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Expats like Basel best

Expats find Basel to be the best city in Switzerland, according to a study published by InterNations. Six Swiss cities...

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GETEC acquires Infrapark Baselland
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GETEC acquires Infrapark Baselland

The energy services provider GETEC is acquiring Infrapark Baselland AG and its activities from the chemicals company Clariant. GETEC also...

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Roivant raised USD 200 million, now valued at USD 7 billion
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Roivant raised USD 200 million, now valued at USD 7 billion

The Basel-based pharmaceutical company Roivant Sciences has raised USD 200 million in a funding round. As a result, the company...

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Van Baerle to benefit from Schweizerhalle location
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Van Baerle to benefit from Schweizerhalle location

Next year, chemical company Van Baerle will move from Münchenstein in the canton of Basellandschaft to the Schweizerhalle industrial location....

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Three entrepreneurs, three visions of Industry 4.0
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Three entrepreneurs, three visions of Industry 4.0

BaselArea.swiss invited startups and Industry 4.0 projects to participate in the first Industry 4.0 Challenge. A jury from the industry...

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Mit den Powercoders werden Geflüchtete in Basel zu Programmierern
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Mit den Powercoders werden Geflüchtete in Basel zu Programmierern

100’000 geflüchtete Menschen leben derzeit in der Schweiz, darunter viele High Potentials mit IT-Kenntnissen. Gleichzeitig herrscht in der Branche Fachkräftemangel....

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I Was Always One of Few Women in the Industry
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I Was Always One of Few Women in the Industry

SOLO Swiss in Porrentruy in the canton of Jura has been making industrial furnaces for heat-treating metals since 1924. The...

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First semester starts well for FHNW Campus Muttenz
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First semester starts well for FHNW Campus Muttenz

The semester has got off to a successful start at FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland’s new...

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BaselArea.swiss welcomes BeiGene to Basel
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BaselArea.swiss welcomes BeiGene to Basel

BeiGene, Ltd., a global commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, has established a regional headquarters in Basel. BaselArea.swiss assisted BeiGene in evaluating and...

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BaseLaunch’s second round – 10 projects enter Phase I
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BaseLaunch’s second round – 10 projects enter Phase I

The BaseLaunch Accelerator, managed and operated by BaselArea.swiss, started on 14 September 2018 with ten projects entering Phase I. Over...

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500 words on the DayOne Conference 2018
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500 words on the DayOne Conference 2018

DayOne has a history of changing and growing each year. This year the DayOne Conference took place on 11 September,...

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Inauguration du nouveau site de production Cartier à Glovelier
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Inauguration du nouveau site de production Cartier à Glovelier

M. Karim Drici, directeur des manufactures Cartier Horlogerie et M. Jacques Gerber, Ministre de l’économie et de la santé de...

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Impact Hub Basel has successfully launched
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Impact Hub Basel has successfully launched

Startups in the Basel region have a new home: The 2017 established Hubbasel Association is now an official member of...

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Basel has the biggest economic potential
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Basel has the biggest economic potential

Basel has the biggest economic potential in Europe, according to a new study from BAK Economics. The city on the...

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“Processes Kill Innovation”
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“Processes Kill Innovation”

The serial entrepreneur Neil Goldsmith is drawn to new ventures. We spoke to him about discovering talent suitable for start-ups...

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Artificial Intelligence – the Holy Grail to Healthcare Innovation?
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Artificial Intelligence – the Holy Grail to Healthcare Innovation?

Last winter, Julia got a cough and a headache. For the third time she went to her physician, who sent...

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Most exciting biotechs are based in Basel
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Most exciting biotechs are based in Basel

Basel is among the European biotech hubs with the most exciting companies as named by labiotech.eu. The industry platform highlighted...

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“Basel has all the ingredients required to host a successful company”
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“Basel has all the ingredients required to host a successful company”

The physician and pharmacologist Nicole Onetto is a member of the Board of Directors at the Basilea Pharmaceutica AG. In...

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“We will not shy away from taking risks”
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“We will not shy away from taking risks”

In 2016, Roivant Sciences established their global headquarters in Basel. Roivant founder and CEO Vivek Ramaswamy talked to us about...

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BaselArea.swiss Presents the DayOne Acceleration Program Supported by Fondation Botnar
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BaselArea.swiss Presents the DayOne Acceleration Program Supported by Fondation Botnar

Seeking brilliant project ideas that, combined with digital technologies, healthcare expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, will help solve the health challenges...

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BaseLaunch startup Polyneuron raises new financing
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BaseLaunch startup Polyneuron raises new financing

Polyneuron Pharmaceuticals has successfully raised over 3 million Swiss francs in a financing round. The Basel-based pharmaceutical company is developing...

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Willemin-Macodel porte l’innovation dans son ADN
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Willemin-Macodel porte l’innovation dans son ADN

A l’heure où l’industrie 4.0 envahit le quotidien des éditions spécialisées, des PME et industries, il existe encore des sociétés...

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Basel scores tenth place in quality of living ranking
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Basel scores tenth place in quality of living ranking

Basel among the ten cities with the highest quality of living in the world, according to a survey from the...

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Meet the BaseLaunch Startups
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Meet the BaseLaunch Startups

Six of the BaseLaunch startups recently started Phase II. They received either grants up to 250,000 Swiss francs or gained...

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BioMedPartners closes new venture capital fund
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BioMedPartners closes new venture capital fund

Basel-based venture capitalist firm BioMedPartners has closed its new venture capital fund BioMedInvest III at 100 million Swiss francs. The...

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New prosthetic ankle is successfully implanted
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New prosthetic ankle is successfully implanted

The world renowned surgeon from Basel, Beat Hintermann, has successfully implanted ankle prosthesis of his own design in five patients...

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BaseLaunch up to a solid Phase II start
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BaseLaunch up to a solid Phase II start

BaseLaunch has officially started Phase II of its accelerator program, and four startups are receiving grants ranging from 120,000 to...

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Roivant Sciences to join BaseLaunch Accelerator as Healthcare Partner
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Roivant Sciences to join BaseLaunch Accelerator as Healthcare Partner

Roivant becomes the fifth healthcare partner of BaselArea.swiss accelerator program joining Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Novartis Venture Fund, Pfizer and...

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“We’re giving Basel Impact Hub fever”
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“We’re giving Basel Impact Hub fever”

Impact Hubs are a real success story. Founded in 2005 in London, there are now over 100 Impact Hubs around...

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Roche and Novartis among most valuable companies
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Roche and Novartis among most valuable companies

The Basel pharmaceutical companies Roche and Novartis are among the 40 most valuable companies in the world, according to an...

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Novartis medication effective against psoriasis
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Novartis medication effective against psoriasis

The Basel-based pharmaceutical company Novartis has released positive data on the long-term efficacy of its medication Cosentyx, which is used...

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Pharmaceutical industry is driving the Swiss economy
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Pharmaceutical industry is driving the Swiss economy

The number of jobs in the pharmaceutical industry is on a steady rise – and other industries are benefiting from...

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The changing healthcare system in China
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The changing healthcare system in China

On September 15th 2017, the first Swiss-Chinese Life Sciences Forum took place at Roche in Basel. The event focused on...

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13 startup projects qualify for the first phase of BaseLaunch
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13 startup projects qualify for the first phase of BaseLaunch

The BaseLaunch Healthcare Accelerator program from BaselArea.swiss started on September 14. Over 100 applications were received from more than 30...

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Patient Data – Faster but with Respect and Trust
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Patient Data – Faster but with Respect and Trust

“Faster but with Respect and Trust“ - these were the final words from Effy Vayena at the DayOne Experts event...

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Halozyme Therapeutics opens European headquarters
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Halozyme Therapeutics opens European headquarters

Halozyme, a U.S. biotechnology company developing novel oncology and drug-delivery therapies, has established their European headquarters office in Basel, Switzerland.

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“In Switzerland, we often sell promising technologies too early”
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“In Switzerland, we often sell promising technologies too early”

Ulf Claesson is a "serial entrepreneur". During the past 25 years, he has set up companies that have gone on...

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3D im Spital
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3D im Spital

Wo der 3D-Druck bereits heute standardmässig eingesetzt wird, in welche Richtungen sich die Technik entwickelt und welche rechtlichen Fragen dadurch...

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Zweites Leben für gebrauchte Laborgeräte
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Zweites Leben für gebrauchte Laborgeräte

Wer Laborgeräte oder eine mikrobiologische Sicherheitswerksbank benötigt, muss bei Neuanschaffungen tief in die Tasche greifen. Werden hingegen Laborgeräte nicht mehr...

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Interest from startups in the BaseLaunch healthcare accelerator exceeds expectations
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest

Interest from startups in the BaseLaunch healthcare accelerator exceeds expectations

More than 100 projects from Switzerland and abroad competed for a place in the BaselArea.swiss accelerator program for healthcare startups.

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Gilbert Achermann wird neuer Verwaltungsratspräsident bei Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area AG
Basel Area Business & Innovation

Gilbert Achermann wird neuer Verwaltungsratspräsident bei Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area AG

Die ausserordentliche Generalversammlung vom 29. Juni 2017 wählte Gilbert Achermann einstimmig in den Verwaltungsrat der Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area...

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Bayer is growing in Basel
Basel Area Business & Innovation

Bayer is growing in Basel

The German life sciences company Bayer wants to continue to grow in Basel, as company representatives announced in a press...

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Investing in strengths – Swiss leadership in life sciences
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest

Investing in strengths – Swiss leadership in life sciences

How can Switzerland and the Basel region maintain their international leadership role in life sciences? As part of the Biotech...

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“I see a very innovation-friendly climate in Basel”
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation

“I see a very innovation-friendly climate in Basel”

It all began with research resources that were a quarter of a century old. Simon Ittig and his colleagues at...

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Bio-Rad Opens European headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, in April 2017
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation

Bio-Rad Opens European headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, in April 2017

In April, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products opened a facility in...

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BaseLaunch can take full advantage of the potential of Basel’s life sciences ecosystem
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation

BaseLaunch can take full advantage of the potential of Basel’s life sciences ecosystem

The new accelerator for healthcare ventures, BaseLaunch, wants to link the best start-ups to the Basel region – and in...

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BaseLaunch wants to bring the best healthcare start-ups to Basel
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest

BaseLaunch wants to bring the best healthcare start-ups to Basel

“If we invest billions in university research, then this remains an abortive effort if we do not make sure at...

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