Swissmedic, Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products

Swissmedic is the Swiss authority responsible for the authorisation and supervision of therapeutic products. Swissmedic's activities are based on the Law on Therapeutic Products. As a Federal public law institution with its headquarters in Bern, Swissmedic, the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products, is autonomous with respect to its organisation and management, and has its own budget.

Our Work

The wide range of activities are carried out in accordance with both our legal mandate and the needs of the stakeholders. These include patients, the therapeutic products industry, healthcare professionals, authorities and organisations in Switzerland and abroad, and the media.

Our core competencies encompass:

  • the authorisation of medicinal products
  • licences for manufacturing and wholesale, and inspections
  • market monitoring of medicinal products and medical devices
  • establishing standards
  • clinical trials and laboratory testing regarding the quality of medicines
  • information
  • national and international co-operation.


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