Swiss Biotech Association (SBA) was founded in March 1998. Today about 200 companies are member of the growing national industry association. SBA is the industry association for small and medium-sized enterprises that are active in all areas of biotechnology. It is also a highly resprected networking platform for multinational companies active in the sector. Activities of member companies span different sectors of biotechnology including (bio-) pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, agriculture, food, environmental biotechnology, nanotech, nutrition, cosmetics, marine-oriented research and specialty chemicals. The SBA partners with the Swiss life science clusters and manages Swiss Biotech™ - the global brand for the industry. Since 2013, the academic network “biotechnet Switzerland” and the industry network “Swiss Biotech Association” together manage the “National Thematic Network (NTN) Swiss Biotech™” sponsored by the Swiss Commission for Technology & Innovation (CTI). NTN Swiss Biotech™ is a well-functioning network in Switzerland bringing together research institutions and industrial partners in life sciences. The network and its members are committed to collaborating with the CTI and its unique support services.