Swiss drugmaker Roche has plans for a big overhaul of its corporate headquarters. The drugmaker will spend about 3 billion Swiss francs ($3.2 billion) on a renovation that will add new labs and offices, and upgrade existing buildings on its Basel, Switzerland-based site.
Drugmakers are accustomed to grappling with government payers and PBMs over prices. But a pricing fight directly with patients? That's not your everyday occurrence.
They're building a new home for John Reed and Roche's pRED research group in Basel--and the pharma giant is thinking big. Roche said today that it is committing $1.8 billion to build a new research center in Switzerland that will encompass four new office and lab buildings to house 1,900 R&D staffers.
Following the lead of other Big Pharma heavyweights, Roche is giving its corporate headquarters a facelift. The drugmaker will funnel 3 billion Swiss francs into a renovation project to upgrade its existing facilities and to add new buildings to its Basel, Switzerland-based site.
When it comes to the makings of a market-share showdown, the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) landscape has it all. Same-day FDA approvals? Check. A patient population never before reached by pharma? Check. Nearly identical price tags? As of this week, that's a check, too.
Regeneron and Bayer's Eylea has been racking up sales that have consistently topped analyst expectations since its U.S. rollout in late 2011. Now, new data may help it potentially top them in a market Novartis and Roche got to first.
DKSH, a well-heeled pharma marketing operation, has reupped with Roche, expanding a long-standing agreement to include more of Asia.
Welcome to the hall of shame, where blockbuster drug projections go to die. This list includes some drugs that clearly should never have wound up in Phase III to begin with, a few that were steered back to the clinic in a doomed attempt to mine something positive, and a couple of notable exceptions that may have helped advance the field by exploring the outer limits of new drug technology.
As fervor surrounding a new class of cancer drugs builds, drug giants Merck and Roche are set to roll out new data for their opposing immunotherapy drugs for breast cancer by the end of the year.
There's nothing like same-day FDA approvals to trigger a market showdown--and that's the case for a pair of new idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) treatments. After snagging nods from the agency Wednesday, Roche's Esbriet and Boehringer Ingelhem's Ofev will be going head-to-head.