Our Priorities

We believe in the importance of having a clear set of priorities to guide us through an ever-changing environment. Our aim is to achieve long-term sustainable growth and deliver value to all our stakeholders.

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Focus on patients

We focus on developing innovative medicines and diagnostic tests that help patients live longer, better lives. Two-thirds of all diseases are either still not treated adequately or not treated at all. This medical need is enormous and better diagnostics and medicines can make a huge difference to the lives of millions of patients and their families.

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Excellence in science

We strive to address unmet medical needs through excellence in science. Breakthroughs in science and technology increasingly allow us to find out precisely what is malfunctioning in the body and develop medicines to counter the problem. We focus on oncology, immunology, ophthalmology, infectious diseases and neuroscience, however we remain flexible and follow the science as new insights become available.

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Personalised healthcare

We combine our strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics to better fit treatments to patients. By understanding genetic differences between individuals and tailoring treatments, the efficacy and safety of medicines can be improved enormously. To this end we have a companion diagnostic strategy for molecules we develop.

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Access to healthcare

We aim to bring our medicines and diagnostic tests to as many people in need as possible. Every healthcare system comes with different challenges and we work with many different local partners to reduce barriers to accessing healthcare and establish innovative, sustainable ways to bring effective and affordable healthcare to patients.

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Great workplace

We are committed to constantly strengthening and maintaining an excellent workplace where every person feels valued and respected, and can grow to his or her full potential. Our people make our business. They discover, develop and manufacture our products, ensuring they reach the patients who need them. We believe the key to our success lies in our ability to attract, retain and motivate a highly skilled and diverse workforce.

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Sustainable value

We run our business in a way that is ethical and aims to create long-term value for all stakeholders. We want to create value through developing medical solutions and we aim for as many people to benefit from them as possible. We believe that our success lies in our ability to develop strategies where both industry and society benefit in a sustainable way.