Founded in the year of 1896, this company is a swiss global pharmaceutical giant, headquartered in Bassel, Switzerland.
Severin Schwan is the CEO of the company. It has two distinct divisions of Pharmaceutical formulations and diagnostics. They have more than 20 state of art manufacturing hubs all across the globe. The company owns American Drug Manufacturing company Genentech. It has ranked the third largest Pharma Company of the world based on revenue only. Roche is one of the few companies , that increases the dividends paid every year. It is also a existing member of EFPIA. In 2012 it acquired blood diagnostics company Constitution Medical Inc. It purchased American origin pharmaceutical firm Intermune in the year 2013. In order to foster their presence in the are of Neuro Muscular Diseases, it acquired Trophos in the year 2014. It manufactures and commercialize several cancer drugs and is a market leader in that very segment.
its celebrated product portfolio includes Avastin for several malignant tumors, Fuzeon for HIV infections, Rohypnol for severe insomnia, Xenical for Obesity.