Collaborating with academia and industry

The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research maintains an active and productive network with its scientific partners in academia and industry.

Translation into biomedical application with industry

Through its excellent interactions with Novartis, the FMI has extensive experience in the translation of its research findings into biomedical application. The FMI has over 50 collaborations with Novartis colleagues at Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research (NIBR) and within the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation - GNF, and the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases - NITD.

The FMI applies a patent policy based on industry standards. Novartis Pharma AG has first right of refusal on IP originating from the FMI. However, there are often findings that Novartis chooses not to pursue and these are available for anyone to exploit.

Vibrant interactions with academia

Within the greater Basel area, the FMI interacts energetically with academic counterparts at the
» Biozentrum of the University of Basel
» Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of the ETH Zürich
» Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
» Department of Biomedicine of the University of Basel

In addition, scientists from the FMI cultivate contacts in and contribute to national and international competency networks:
» Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
» Swiss Nanoscience Institute
» National Science Foundation
» NCCR Synapsy
» Neurex

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