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The BioAlps community’s strength in the face of COVID-19

Science, technology and innovation strengthen our ecosystem’s resilience to the new coronavirus.

Find below lists of actors working at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.

Please note that the above lists are non-exhaustive and will be updated.


If you are active in the fight against the virus in at least one of the core competencies, please sign up to our database here. If you have any trouble uploading your information, do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Find more information about the COVID-19 actors on our BioAlps Community page.

Genomics has provided us with an armory for tackling pandemics, enabling us to respond faster and with more accuracy to COVID-19. Scientists can for example analyse, where strains from different jurisdictions fit within the global phylogenetic tree. Learn More


BioAlps key figures :

Research & Academic


Public Institutions & Innovation Parcs

Life Sciences students



EPFL | Cancer cells hijack the 3D structure of DNA

A novel algorithmic approach on cancer cells   Scientists at EPFL and UNIL have used a novel algorithmic approach on…


bNovate | Fundraising to expand commercial activities internationally

CHF 5 million fundraising bNovate Technologies SA, a Swiss company specialised in industrial microbiology aiming at increasing the safety of…


Flowbone | Winner of the 2nd round of the Venture Kick competition

Prize of CHF 50’000   EPFL scientists have developed a gel that can locally reinforce bones weakened by osteoporosis. The scientists…


Lonza | Invests CHF 650 million in Visp

Significant investments to expand its mammalian drug substance manufacturing facilities in Visp The Lonza‘s expansion in Visp (Valais, Switzerland) will…


Swiss Medtech

Swiss Medtech | MDR webinars

Upcoming events on MDR in 2021   The following webinars are organised by the Swiss Medtech together with their partners…

CMEF 2021

CMEF 2021 | Chinese Medical Equipment Fair

Asia Pacific’s leading event serving the entire value chain for the medical devices market   BIOALPS – GGBa  Booth  …


Connecting Life Sciences Innovators @ Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE)

L’écosystème Medtech de Suisse occidentale: opportunités et défis à l’internationalisation   BioAlps in collaboration with Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) organises…


Confinis | Startup workshop 2021

ISO 13485 QMS development Workshop for Medical Device/IVD Start-Ups   The objective of this 8 workshops for start-ups, organised by…

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