2022 Switzerland-Taiwan Biotech Leaders’ Forum


Date 日期: 19th November 2022 13:00-16:00 (CET) ; 20:00-23:00 (Taiwan Time)

Venue 地點: University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

Address 地址: 1 OG, Lecture Hall (Klein Hörsaal), Zentrum für Lehre und Forschung (ZLF), Hebelstrasse 20, Basel

ETBA is hosting the 2022 Switzerland-Taiwan Biotech Leaders’ Forum in Basel, Switzerland. With ETBA’s goal to facilitate the collaboration between Taiwan and Switzerland in the biopharma sector, the forum focuses on leveraging partnerships to accelerate the costly and time-consuming drug development in biopharma, as well as the pipeline generation through proven, commercially launched assets.

This half-day event features two inspiring keynote speakers who will give an overview of the landscape of external partnerships across the large-scale pharma and small-/medium-sized biotech companies. Followed by a talk that highlights how novel partnership strategies can be developed as part of business models. We believe this Forum will provide an opportunity to share experiences and develop professional networks for future collaborations.

Registration fee:

Non-member on-site participation: 20 CHF
ETBA member on-site participation: 10 CHF
Non-member online participation: 5 CHF
ETBA member online participation: Free


12:45 – 13:00

Door Open

13:00 – 13:10

Welcome Notes

Dr. Linus Kao,


Europe-Taiwan Biotech Association

13:10 – 13:20


Growth by collaboration – Swiss Biotech ecosystem

Dr. Michael Altorfer,

CEO, Swiss Biotech Association

13:20 – 13:40

Keynote 1

Leveraging external partnerships to accelerate drug development in pharma

Dr. med. John Tsai, former Novartis Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Drug Development  

13:40 – 14:00

Keynote 2

Leveraging external partnerships to accelerate drug development in biotech

Dr. C. Grace Yeh,

Chairman and CEO, Onward Therapeutics

14:00 – 14:20

Pipeline generation through commercial partnership

Mr. Chikai Lai, Deputy CEO, Cycle Pharma

14:20 – 15:00

Panel Session / Q&A / Closing

15:00 – 16:00

Apéro and Networking

Registration closed