Licensing of medicinal and transplant products
Companies that manufacture or distribute medicinal or transplant products in Switzerland (manufacturing, wholesale, import, export and trade in foreign countries) require an establishment licence. Swissmedic issues this licence on the basis of a successful inspection or other evaluation.
Special licences for medicinal and transplant products
On application and within 24 hours, Swissmedic issues medical professionals with a special licence for importing and using small quantities of medicinal and transplant products that are not authorised in Switzerland but are essential for the treatment of specific patients. The import, use or dispensing of these products is the sole responsibility of the medical professional in question.