The capital of the pharmaceutical and chemical industry in Switzerland is Basel, which is the country's third largest city.

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They have there, among others: headquarters of the following companies:

• Novartis AG - the company where in 1938 Albert Hofmann first synthesized LSD - one of the strongest psychedelics known to mankind

• Roche Holding AG - a medical concern and supplier of Roche Diagnostics medical equipment

• Bayer - the German concern located its European headquarters for over-the-counter (OTC) medicines in Basel, after acquiring Roche-Consumer Health (RCH) in 2005

• UBS AG - the largest Swiss bank

• Swiss MCH Group fairs - with the world-famous art fairs Art Basel and Baselworld (watches and jewelry)

• Syngenta - the world's largest producer of plant protection products