Partnering at Roche

About Partnering at Roche

At Roche Partnering we are passionate about science: yours and ours. Through partnerships we can build a better future together with medicines that make a real difference to patients.

Dr Sophie Kornowski-Bonnet
Head of Roche Partnering

Roche was one of the first companies to recognise the importance of external innovation. Roche Partnering was created more than 10 years ago with the aim of becoming the partner of choice for biotechnology companies and research institutes worldwide. Since then, we have maintained a model that values external innovation as highly as our own internally derived discoveries and established collaborations as the cornerstone of our R&D strategy.

Who we are

Roche is recognised as one of the leaders in personalised healthcare and as a pioneer in seeking cutting edge technologies and innovative compounds that will provide the next generation of medicines to patients. Our approach to partnering is open and flexible; with a creative approach to deal structuring that is as dynamic and enterprising as ever. We are proud that our alliance management is recognised amongst the best in the industry.

Where we are

With around 80 people worldwide, Roche Partnering offers speed, flexibility and accessibility to our partners. We have offices in Basel (Switzerland), Shanghai, Tokyo, South San Francisco, Boston and New York.

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Areas of interest

We are looking for first-in-class or best-in-class opportunities that address diseases of unmet medical need and have the potential to revolutionise the standard of care. We focus on our main disease therapy areas and also look at opportunities in promising technologies and early-stage collaborations. Beyond the asset, we always look for the right partnership and cultural fit.

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Our partnering process

The Roche partnering process can be summarised in four steps.

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At each step we can modify and tailor the relationship to the specific needs of each potential partner and depending on what is best for the asset. We find that this flexible approach is welcomed by our partners, and in our experience delivers the best results.

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Executive leadership

At Roche we believe in providing an environment where innovation can flourish.

Our focus for each alliance is on the partnered asset and how we can create a win-win situation for all involved. At the same time, our partners play an active role in the further development of their asset.

CEO Severin Schwan on the value of innovation at Roche

Research & Development

Finding innovative solutions for serious medical problems is what being a healthcare company is all about.

With strengths in both diagnostics and pharmaceuticals, at Roche we are ideally placed to contribute to progress towards more personalised healthcare, opening up new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses.

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