The life science industry in Switzerland has a strong international bias, 98% of its turnover is made abroad. With a share of 33% 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.
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.