Faster and more punctual than any road transport
Shortly before the researchers take their well-deserved evening off, countless samples are collected from various universities and companies in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors across Switzerland (Bellinzona, Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, Bern, Zurich, etc.) at virtually the same time. In the 20 largest cities, local bike couriers fan out to collect the samples. In remote areas, local taxi couriers take on the collections and load the lab samples into a locked compartment on the SBB trains. The laboratory samples travel quickly, avoiding traffic jams, and on time by train to the Microsynth laboratory in Balgach in the Rhine Valley. Thanks to the high punctuality of the Swiss rail network, the subsequent processes in the laboratory can be planned precisely and the samples can be analysed during the night.