Roche Norge AS

Kristin Krogsrud
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Roche Norway AS

Roche is one of the world's leading companies in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.

Roche is a global pioneer in medicine and diagnostics that promotes medical science and improves human life. The combined strength of having medicines and diagnostics under one roof has made Roche a leader in personalized medicine - a strategy that aims to adapt treatment to the individual patient in the best possible way.

Roche is the world's largest biotechnology company with medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and neurology. Roche is also a world leader in in vitro diagnostics, tissue-based cancer diagnostics and diabetes treatment.

Since its founding in 1896, Roche has been researching better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases, and contribute to the sustainable development of society. The company aims to improve patients' access to medical innovation by collaborating with all relevant stakeholders.

Roche has developed 32 medicines that are included in the World Health Organization's list of essential medicines, including life-saving antibiotics, antimalarial medicine and cancer medicine. For the ninth year in a row, Roche is recognized in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as the most sustainable company in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and life sciences.

Roche is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and has over 90,000 employees in more than 100 countries. In 2017, Roche invested NOK 87 billion in research and development of a total sale of NOK 447 billion. Genentech in the USA is a wholly owned company in Roche which is also the majority owner of Chungai Pharmaceutical, Japan.

Roche in Norway

Roche has two departments in Norway, one that has drugs and extensive genome profiling (Roche Norge AS), and one that has diagnostic equipment (Roche Diagnostics Norge AS).

Roche Diagnostics is one of the world's leading companies in in vitro diagnostics, medical and biotechnology research and PCR - based tests. We supply fully automatic analysis systems for small and large laboratories, as well as equipment for patient-centered testing and devices that give diabetics the opportunity to test their own blood sugar level. More about our products for research. In Norway, we adhere to Lab Norge (formerly the Norwegian Laboratory Suppliers Association, NLF)'s guidelines, please see NLF's ethical guidelines and Medtek Norge (Formerly LFH)'s collaboration agreements, Helse Sør Øst, Helse Vest, Helse Midt-Norge and Helse Nord.

Roche Norge AS works with sales and marketing of medicines. Roche focuses on medicines in cancer, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and neurology. In Norway, we have more than 150 employees.