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Welcome to the Basel Area: the Swiss business hub of the future. Here, at the heart of the continent, where excellent transport and infrastructure connections combine with a highly skilled workforce, attractive tax rates and an enviable quality of life, you’ll find a natural choice for establishing headquarters or growing a business.

In addition to being the undisputed leader in the life sciences sector, the Basel Area presents a strong ecosystem for a number of other industries, such as health technology, medtech, precision engineering, logistics, and trade and consumer goods. Discover how Basel Area Business & Innovation can help your business prosper.

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Whether you're relocating your headquarters, setting up a new marketing and sales division, or opening a research and development facility, it's never been easier to get your team on the ground in the Basel Area.
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Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest

Axalta Coating Systems opens regional headquarters in the city of Basel

Philadelphia-based company Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings is establishing its European business activities in the city of Basel, Switzerland.

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Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest

BaselArea.swiss welcomes Biopharmaceutical Company Ultragenyx

BaselArea.swiss Economic Promotion is pleased to announce that Ultragenyx, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel products for rare and ultra-rare diseases based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, is opening their European headquarters in the city of Basel, Switzerland. Stefano Portolano, M.D., has been appointed Senior Vice President and head of Ultragenyx Europe. In this role, Dr. Portolano will be responsible for building and leading the Ultragenyx commercialization efforts across Europe and developing the company's European organization.

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June 5, 2020 in Events from Network

Biotechgate Digital Partnering Event

When: 31.08. - 03.09.2020 Where: Online
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June 10, 2020 in Healthcare Innovation

DayOne Health Hackathon – Pre-registration

When: 07.- 08.11.2020 Where: online & offline
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August 3, 2020 in Events from Network

Medical Robotics Week 2021

When: 07-11.06.2021 Where: University Hospital Basel, Basel
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