As a research-focused healthcare company, Roche discovers, develops and provides innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products and services that deliver significant benefits to patients and healthcare professionals – from early detection and prevention of diseases to diagnosis, treatment and treatment monitoring.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and neuroscience. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. Roche’s personalised healthcare strategy aims at providing medicines and diagnostics that enable tangible improvements in the health, quality of life and survival of patients. Founded in 1896, Roche has been making important contributions to global health for more than a century. Twenty-four medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organisation Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and chemotherapy.
Geographically, the company has operations in various countries across North America, Latin America, Europe Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania.
In 2013 the Roche Group employed over 85,000 people worldwide, invested 8.7 billion Swiss francs in R&D and posted sales of 46.8 billion Swiss francs. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan.
Pharmaceuticals - At Roche we are focusing on areas of significant unmet medical need and areas where we have the expertise to make a difference. Roche's five main therapeutic areas: (DBAs)
Central Nervous System
Diagnostics - Along with Roche Pharmaceuticals, Roche Diagnostics is an important part of the foundation that modern healthcare builds upon. The group’s broad range of innovative diagnostic tests and systems play a pivotal role in the groundbreaking area of integrated healthcare solutions and cover the early detection, targeted screening, evaluation and monitoring of disease. Roche Diagnostics is active in all market segments, from scientific research and clinical laboratory systems to patient self-monitoring. The Roche Diagnostics product portfolio at a glance:
blood glucose meters for people with diabetes
point-of-care testing devices for use in doctors’ offices
high-throughput analysers for hospitals and commercial diagnostic laboratories
state-of-the-art instruments and reagents for life science research