Just as important as finding new promising compounds is the question of how these substances then reach their target in the human body. Most people initially associate this with finding the right way of administration. But the key is also to develop the best formulation for this candidate in the intended way of administration. Already in the preclinical phase, formulation is important to ensure sufficient exposure in animal studies. In DDPS, we aim to transform molecules into medicine by determining physicochemical characteristics of new molecules and developing suitable formulations. Thereby we already set the ground for later formulation development in clinical phases and the market. Our work affects the entire life cycle of a compound.
The place to Work
My internship at Roche was a great possibility for me to develop myself and get to know my strengths. I was challenged with different tasks every day and entrusted with many responsibilities. Especially if you are working in the lab, it is important to stay positive and not to give up. I learned to deal with failed experiments without letting them take away my motivation and I am thankful for the support of my team and my managers. Throughout my time at Roche, I was able to get to know myself better and to improve my skills. I had the chance to work with people who are passionate about their job and this energy is what I really appreciate about this company.
The Roche site is truly impressive, especially for me coming straight from university. My first day started with a coffee on the Roche tower and an incredible view over Basel – I will never forget this moment. I was fortunate to be able to work at the site, even during these times. It was simply overwhelming to walk between these huge buildings, knowing that all these many people in them have a common goal and belong to one big community united by Roche.
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