| Success story

Established headquarters in Basel to strengthen European presence

Location

Basel-Stadt

Industry

Life sciences

Employees

8,000+

Country of origin

China

The global biopharmaceutical company, BeiGene has opened its new regional headquarters in Switzerland, serving as the European hub for its operations.

Basel is home to several of the world’s leading oncology companies and a vibrant biotech hub. Many global life sciences companies manage their clinical development operations and commercial activities from Basel.

The global biotech BeiGene with offices and operations centres in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Beijing, China, has established a European organisation including commercial and clinical teams.

We all feel very comfortable when we come here, you have a beautiful relaxing river that runs through the city, and that's the way it's felt for our organization as we set up here. At every moment we felt very comfortable and like we were you know flowing with a stream of things to get our organization going, and it's really been a pleasure and a delight, and refreshing.

John V. OylerCo-Founder, Chairman and CEO of BeiGene

Founded in 2010, BeiGene has a global team of over 8,000 employees across five continents.  The company focuses on the research and development of hematology-oncology and solid tumour-targeted therapies.

With its new presence in Basel, next to pharmaceutical giants already here as Novartis, Roche, J&J, Moderna, Bayer or Lonza, BeiGene sees opportunities for synergies and collaboration.  Basel Area Business & Innovation assisted BeiGene in evaluating and establishing its new site in Switzerland.

The biopharma industry is all about innovation and innovation needs talented people.
That’s why we decided to set up our European headquarters in Basel of course.

Xiaobin Wu, Ph.D.President and Chief Operating Officer of BeiGene

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