An internship at HEMEX

This year, Sara is starting her studies at the University of Basel. She applied for a two-week internship at HEMEX and has been helping the Clinical Operations team with daily activities. Here’s a sum-up of her internship experiences, written by Sara herself.

After obtaining my International Baccalaureate (IB) on my way to the University of Basel, I spent two weeks at HEMEX as an intern with the intent of gaining a more business-centric insight and not just an academic view into my career field – Life Sciences. In all aspects, HEMEX surpassed my initial expectations and my internship was an eye-opener and new skill-acquiring experience.

At the HEMEX office in Liestal, I was first welcomed by the Clinical Operations Team, namely Vanja, who showed me around and guided me, so that I would be exposed to the various stages of the clinical trials process; something core to HEMEX’s service offering.

Throughout the week, I had the opportunity to have and join meetings with the different departments to acquire a better understanding of the processes involved in startup investments and to get to know the career paths of different workers, given that I am just beginning mine. Additionally, I not only had the advantage of having the possibility to read protocols, but also being able to create, adjust and design documents to be used in clinical studies such as a Study Status report, a Clinical Investigation Safety Report Form and an Information Consent Form (ICF).

On my last day, I was gifted a pizza farewell lunch. I could not have asked for more amicable humorous people. From experiencing a work day to learning how to make very nice coffees, HEMEX helped me develop both hard- and soft-skills and will shape the next steps in my life.


HEMEX is committed to changing the future of healthcare by guiding the most promising European startups through each and every step to bring innovative pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and in vitro diagnostics to the market. Headquartered close to the thriving Basel global Life Sciences hub, the goal at HEMEX is to ensure startups have access to a wide range of tailored products, practical solutions, and fundraising support. This empowers the next generation of transformative discoveries to grow into successful and sustainable businesses, and drive change in both human and animal healthcare. For more information, visit