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Eight startups from Basel Area feature in TOP 100 Swiss Startups


Among the most promising startups in Switzerland eight companies from Basel Area's startup ecosystem have been named. They are some of the winners of Venturelab’s TOP 100 Swiss Startups 2022. Five biotech startups have been or are being supported by BaseLaunch.

The startup space in Schlieren was the venue for the announcement of the most promising startups in Switzerland (img: Venturelab)

The jury of the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Awards 2022 has honored the best startups in Switzerland. Eight companies from the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft did well. This was the twelfth year of the competition organized by Venturelab. It was supported by Credit Suisse and the Swiss Venture Club.

Five of the awarded firms from the two Basel cantons have been or are being supported by the biotech accelerator and incubator BaseLaunch. This includes Tolremo Therapeutics from Muttenz in 14th place, which has developed an active substance search engine to identify innovative drug resistance regulators and facilitates low-molecular weight therapies to combat these. Anaveon with headquarters at Tech Park Basel came in 30th place. It transforms potent cytokines into life-saving treatments.

Alentis Therapeutics also features in BaseLaunch’s portfolio. Located on the main campus of the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area in Allschwil, it took 51st place. The biotechnology company develops treatments for fibrosis. NextImmune from Basel, an innovative immunotherapy provider, came in 72nd place. Synendos Therapeutics from Basel took 79th place. It researches endocannabinoid modulators to restore the brain’s natural functions for those with central nervous system disorders.

Resistell is the top-ranked medtech startup

Furthermore, the jury placed Resistell at number 12. The medtech startup from Muttenz uses its nanomotion technology platform to rapidly find the correct antibiotic for each case, thus combating the issue of resistance. Resistell is not only the top-ranked startup from the Basel Area, but also the top-ranked startup in the medtech category overall. Bright Peak Therapeutics, a biotech startup from Basel, develops innovative cytokine active substances and took 33rd place. Qnami from Muttenz was assigned to 39th place. The startup uses quantum mechanics to measure things that have not been quantifiable to date on an atomic level.

Additionally, Tinamu Labs came in 32nd place. The spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich won with its drone technology the i4Challenge 2020 run by the investment and innovation promotion agency Basel Area Business & Innovation.

With decades of expertise in healthcare and mechanics, the Basel Area has become a sought-after location for medtech startups.

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