We promote progress

Our foundation supports the transfer of innovation from medical research to industry, in particular through young entrepreneurship in Switzerland. The foundation aims to strengthen Basel and Switzerland as a scientific and business location, also for the benefit of future generations. We invest in companies in Switzerland or abroad that are active in the field of life sciences and related fields. We value strong founding teams and high-quality science.


The JFG Life Sciences Foundation holds participations in the following companies:

Board of Trustees

  • Dr. Jürg F. Geigy (President and founder)
  • Dr. Matthias Staehelin (Vischer AG, lawyers and notaries)
  • Prof. Dr. Torsten Schwede (Vice rector of research, University Basel)
  • Dr. Peter E. Burckhardt (Startup expert)



Are you interested to learn more or have a business plan that you would like to share with us? Then please write to patrick.burgermeister(at)jfgstiftung.ch