The life science industry in Switzerland has a strong international bias, 98% of its turnover is made abroad. With a share of 40% of Swiss export goods, chemical-pharmaceutical products are the most important exported good in Switzerland. Availability of high-quality scientists in Switzerland is very high thanks to leading universities and universities of applied sciences and financially sound and research-based pharmaceutical companies. In comparison to other top international locations, the Swiss life science industry has the highest work productivity. Most recently, USD 286,000 per worker has been generated in this industry.
Switzerland is home to a globally unique life science cluster. In addition to chemical and pharmaceutical firms like Novartis, Roche, and Syngenta, this encompasses a dense network of medtech, biotech, and nanotech companies.