Authorities, entities and institutions
Legal principles and standards
Cantonal laboratories
Food and nutrition
Fruit and vegetables
Laboratory technology
GMO and genetics
Medical products
Quality and safety at work
Trade shows
Little hints and tips


Authorities, entities and institutions

BAG - Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
FSVO - Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO)
BFS - Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO)
BAFU - Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
BLW - Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG)
Federal Publications - distribution authority for federal publications
METAS - Metrology and Accreditation in Switzerland
Swissmedic - Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products
SFC - Swiss Society for Food and Environmental Chemistry (SSFEC)
LGL - Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authorityt
AGES - Austrian Agency for Health and Nutrition Safety
EA - European Accreditation
ILAC - International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation
IAF - International Accreditation Forum, Inc.
FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration
WHO - World Health Organisation
EFSA - European Food Safety Authority
BfR - German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment


Legal principles and standards

Ordinances food, medical device, cosmetic - ordinances of the swiss law, German website
Europäisches Recht - European Law - European law portal
EFSA - Standards (White Paper on Food Safety)
British Retail Consortium - food and packaging standards
International Food Standard - IFS - international standards for food testing
U.S. Pharmacopeia - The United States Pharmacopeial Convention
Search for CFR21 publications - at the FDA


Cantonal laboratories

Cantonal chemists - directory of the cantonal regulatory bodies for Food, German website 


Food and nutrition

InterNUTRITsION - Swiss Study Group for Research and Nutrition
Swiss Society for Nutrition - advice, food tests, recipes
Codecheck - independent platform for product information


Fruit and vegetables

Vegetables - Office Central Vaudois de la Culture Maraîchère, French website
Swiss Fruit Association - informational Website, German website
Swisscofel - Swiss Trade Association for Fruit, Vegetable and Potatoes, German website
Fruit portal - informations about fruit, German website
Swissveg - Swiss vegetables
SwissGAP - a production standard that takes existing structures in Switzerland into consideration and complies with the requirements of EUREPGAP, German website
Recognized active agents - Swiss Fruit Association Directive for Swiss Guarantee products Online pesticide database - Europe's largest pesticide database (for registered users only)
Directory of plant protection - directory of herbicides and pesticides approved for use in Switzerland, German website
Codex alimentarius - FAO / WHO Food Standards



BAG - Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
Arzneimittel-Kompendium der Schweiz- online information on Swiss medication provided by Documed, Basel
Arzneimittelindex - RxList - the Internet Drug Index
NLM - National Library of Medicine
NCBI - National Center for Biotechnology Information



SCG - Swiss Chemical Society
GDCh - German Chemists Society
RSC - Royal Society of Chemistry
ACS - American Chemical Society
Chemeurope - meta search engine for chemistry
Analytik-news - online laboratory magazine with a wide range of information on analytical chemistry
Science Forum - chemistry didactics of Siegen University
Swiss Group for Mass Spectroscopy - all about mass spectroscopy
The Top Periodic Table of the Elements - the periodic table that explains the effects on health and the environment
The Element Collection - another page for elements
WebElements - one more page for elements
Advanced Chemistry Developement - a page for developments of analytical methods
Beilstein Information Systems - information systems for chemistry
Rolf Claessen's Chemistry Index - databases, companies, etc.; very extensive
Chemical Abstracts Service - "... the world's largest and most comprehensive databases of chemical information"
ChemFinder Searching - chemistry database



BASF, Bayer, Merck, Novartis, Roche, GlaxoSmithKline - some of the global players
Sandoz - generic products from Novartis
Mepha - generic products
J&J - Johnson & Johnson
FIZ Karlsruhe - Pharmaceutical Search in STN (Science and Technology Network)
Health Care Standards for Wales - reference standards


Laboratory technology

Thermoguard - automatic refrigerator monitoring via network with central alarm notification
Sigma-Aldrich - Sigma-Aldrich comprises Sigma, Aldrich, Fluka and Supelco, among others
OmniLab Biosystems - instruments and services for science
Agilent - chemical analysis
Mettler Toledo - "A leading global manufacturer of precision instruments"
Perkin-Elmer - "A world leader in analytical instruments"
Bachem - "Peptides are our Business""
Merck - pharmaceutical and chemical products
Ciba Spezialitätenchemie - "The Effects Company"
Acros Organics - "The Molecule Company" - formerly Janssen Chimica/Eastman Kodak Laboratory Chemicals
Lonza - " form the world's largest aluminium and specialty packaging group"
Emanuele Centonze SA - base materials for the chemistry, pharmaceutical and food industries and representative of Carlo Erba Reagenti in Switzerland
Simec - Trade - service for industry, medicine and chemistry, trades and services
Gerstel- global analytical solutions
Laboratory equipment - from A for atom absorption spectrometer to X for x-ray


GMO and genetics

Medline and GenBank-Database - by NLM Arbeitsgemeinschaft Lebensmittel ohne Gentechnik e.V. - includes a database for products that are free from genetic engineering



Bau- und Umweltchemie AG - room air measurements and Consulting, German website
Carbotech - environmental consulting and analysis
Ganz Klima - room air measurements and Consulting, German website


Medical products

Mathys AG Bettlach - European Orthopaedics



Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology - Zürich University
GST - Swiss Vets Association, German website


Quality and safety at work

European Proficience Testing - European database for inter-laboratory comparisons
IFM Quality Service - Australian provider of inter-laboratory comparisons
Database list of the IOSH - Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration / U.S. Dept. of Labo
Institute for Market Ecology (IMO)- certifying body for ecological quality


Trade shows

CPhI Worldwide - Pharma
Biofach - Bio-products
Anuga - Food and drink
Analytica - Analysis, laboratory technology, biotechnology



Lebensmittel Technologie - journal of the Swiss Society for Food Science and Technology, German website
Alimenta - specialist magazine for the food industry, German website
FOOD Technologie Magazin - magazine for ingredients, production and packaging
Ernährungs-Umschau - research and practice
Laborpraxis - journal for laboratory, analysis and life sciences
LABO - magazine for laboratory technology and life sciences, German website
Lab Plus International - The only source of technology & product information for analytical & laboratory scientists
Wiley Verlag - publishers of natural science literature


Little hints and tips

Q-Base - database for documenting, evaluating and tracking observations and measures from quality audits
Swiss telephone numbers - not a Swisscom service
Directories - white and yellow pages