The Swiss Biotech Association (SBA) is the national industry association for biotechnology, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, agriculture, food, cosmetics, environmental biotechnology, and specialty chemicals. Members are companies active in R&D, production, marketing and sales, finance and other legal services as well as consulting. Founded in March 1998, the Association grows steadily. The SBA partners with the Swiss life science clusters and manages Swiss Biotech™ 1Nation1Cluster – the international brand for the Swiss biotech stakeholders. Supported by the government, the National Thematic Network Swiss Biotech provides a networking platform for life science clusters, academic and federal institutions the like.