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Debiopharm is based in 2 main cities in the French-speaking area of Switzerland: Lausanne in the canton of Vaud and Martigny in the canton of Valais. Our headquarters are based in Lausanne, where our drug development & digital health fund activities welcome over 200 employees from over 30 nationalities. Our Martigny site has over 150 employees from about 20 nationalities and houses 3 laboratories and our production and manufacturing lines.
Lausanne is located on the shores of Lake Geneva, offering spectacular views of the Alps and lake. With over 50 international organizations, such as the Olympic Headquarters, along with the reputed Lausanne University and other international schools (UNIL, EPFL, CHUV, International School of Lausanne, IMD …), it is a hub for professional, social and cultural interactions with a dynamic and interesting vibe. This multicultural city is built on a sloping hill offering unique, winding passageways, modern rooftop bars, a variety of restaurants, shopping, and museums. It’s conveniently located at less than 1 hour train from the Geneva airport, 3 hours from Basel and Zurich, and 3-4 hours from major European cities.
As the 4th most populated town in the Valais region, Martigny is ideal for those preferring a calm, sunny and natural environment. Several notable ski resorts are located nearby including Verbier, Crans-Montana, and Zermatt famous for Switzerland’s iconic Matterhorn mountain. With its various terrains and rich soil, Valais’s wine reputation is comparable with its famous Italian and French neighbors. Montreux & Vevey ( the Swiss Riviera) and cities like Evian in neighboring France are easily reachable with the Swiss train (CFF) & boat system (CGN)or by car. Lausanne is just 45 mins. away and Milan can be reached through the Swiss/Italian Alps in 2hrs.
After joining Debiopharm in 2016, I realized how different Debiopharm was from other traditional Pharma companies. The start-up spirit, the entrepreneur mindset and the family vibe truly made a strong impression, and rapidly transformed into concrete opportunities for my professional growth.