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Manufacturing & production

To get medicines to patients in need, the work never stops 

Manufacturing at Roche is as complicated and rigorous as our scientific research. The highly skilled force behind the production process are dedicated to making sure patients receive life-saving medicines as fast as possible without compromising safety. Read more about the process and hear from our exceptional team of production manufacturing and development experts.

Our experimental lab is working around the clock because cells don’t sleep

They tinker with the processes and equipment, sometimes hundreds of times, before new techniques are used to make the medicines for patients in the “real” manufacturing facility.

Welcome to an experimental playground where our manufacturing experts and production wizards work to find ways to make medicines scalable, faster and safer for patients.

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Safety, focus and a sense of purpose

Making biologics is complicated and time-consuming under the best circumstances. But in the midst of a pandemic, Roche Pharma Global Technical Operations teams are doing it faster than ever to ensure medicines are available for patients now and in the future.

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How to start a key clinical trial in light speed

A key clinical trial had to start quickly to test if an established Roche drug helped seriously-ill COVID-19 patients. We speak to Roche veteran Stefan Frings who is coordinating some of these efforts.

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A look at the complex process of manufacturing antibody medicines

Antibodies play an important role in our immune systems, defending our bodies from invaders like viruses. But the process involves innovative technology, precise scientific understanding and rigorous safety protocols. Learn more about making these miracle proteins.

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A manufacturing operator oversees compounding operations. Compounding involves combining different ingredients of a medicine in Hillsboro, OR.

The beauty of manufacturing

Biologics, like therapeutic antibodies, are a class of medicines produced in living cells. Manufacturing them is an incredibly complex process, and in addition to being technologically sophisticated, our manufacturing equipment is pretty cool to look at. Photographer David Vergne captures our sites in California and Oregan in with unconventional, but beautiful perspectives.

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Manufacturing biologics on a new scale

Biologics are a class of medicines produced in living organisms, which poses an interesting paradox. We have the ability to tap into nature's toolbox to make highly sophisticated medicines. But we have to constantly deal with the awesome power of nature and its inherent variability.

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Join the best in making medicines

At Roche, the area of Manufacturing, Quality and Supply is one of the largest units in the company. Every day, we have to ensure a seamless operation in order to provide life-saving medicines to patients worldwide. Are you up for the challenge?

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