The BASEL LIFE MipTec exhibition brings together vendors to showcase cutting-edge technologies that advance research and development in the life sciences. This is a growing and prestigious exhibition, which offers services and technologies in the field of basic and applied research and development. BASEL LIFE replaces the Basel Life Science Week with a new concept to further improve the conference quality. The new concept is based on three pillars and unites practical science with highly qualitative academic value. The congress programme consists of fee-based scientific conferences which will be directed by the EMBO, highly specialised tracks called Innovation Forums and the MipTec industrial exhibition. As from this year on, an interactive Job Fair will be the constitute fourth pillar.