Since our foundation in Basel, Switzerland in 1896, we at Roche have continually searched for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases. Our ongoing mission is to do now what patients need next.
Thirty-two medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organisation Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines.
Roche is also dedicated to making a sustainable contribution to society. We have been recognised as a Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences Industry for twelve years in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).
We are a force of close to 98,000 people working together across 100 countries.with almost 90 people working right here in Ireland. Our Irish office is located in Dublin and Roche team members here work in access, business strategy, commercial, finance and business operations, healthcare innovation, licence to operate, medical and people and culture. We are proud to have colleagues join the team from around the world and from varied backgrounds and proud of the work we do together. We are networked and collaborative and united in our focus in making Ireland a better place for patients.
Roche is dedicated to supporting patients and patient groups and has provided grants, sponsorships and donations to Irish groups and organisations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of patients. We are committed to patient groups and have built strong and lasting partnerships with organisations such as the Irish Haemophilia Society, the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association, the Marie Keating Foundation and MS Ireland.
As a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, we have spent more than €3 million since 2014 supporting Irish clinical trials, as we seek to find new ways to help people live longer, healthier lives. In the last seven years, Roche has brought 13 new molecules across 21 indications medicines to patients in Ireland. We continue to work with Irish health authorities to give Irish patients the best possible access to new and innovative medicines. Roche is also the number one supplier of hospital medicines in Ireland.
Looking to the future and our mission of doing now what patients need next, we are working hard to advance the concept of 'personalised healthcare' – transforming lives by delivering care tailored to each individual – helping to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses more effectively.
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