Swiss Biotech Association (SBA) was founded in March 1998. Today more than 215 companies represent the national association. SBA is the industry association of small and medium-sized enterprises active in all areas of biotechnology as well as a highly respected networking platform for the multinational companies active in the sector. The membership is open to companies of various size concerned with different aspects of modern biotechnology such as R&D, production, marketing and sales, finance, services and consulting. Activities of member companies span different sectors of biotechnology including (bio-) pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, agriculture, food, environmental biotechnology, nanotech, nutrition, marine-oriented research and specialty chemicals.