Get to know Roche in brief
A pioneer in healthcare
We have been committed to improving lives since the company was founded in 1896 in Basel, Switzerland. Today, Roche creates innovative medicines and diagnostic tests that help millions of patients globally.
The frontrunner in personalized healthcare
Roche was one of the first companies to bring targeted treatments to patients. With our combined strength in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, we are better equipped than any other company to further drive personalized healthcare. Two-thirds of our Research and Development projects are being developed with companion diagnostics.
The world's largest biotech company
We are the world's number 1 in biotech with 14 biopharmaceuticals on the market. Over half of the compounds in our product pipeline are biopharmaceuticals, enabling us to deliver better-targeted therapies.
The global leader in cancer treatments
We have been at the forefront of cancer research and treatment for over 50 years, with medicines for breast, skin, colon, ovarian, lung and numerous other cancers.
The leading provider of in vitro diagnostics
We offer doctors profound information to guide treatments and to answer more patients’ questions than any other company. And our tests enable hospitals and labs to deliver that information quickly and reliably.
A committed investor in innovation
We invest around 9 billion Swiss francs in Research and Development every year because innovation is our lifeblood. This is amongst the highest Research and Development spends in theworld across all industries.
An extraordinary workplace
We are a force of over 88,000 people working together across more than 150 countries. Roche is consistently ranked as employer of choice by its employees and by external institutions.
A sustainable company
For many years running we have been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices as the leader in sustainability within our industry.