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AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three therapy areas – Oncology, Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism and Respiratory. The Company also is selectively active in the areas of autoimmunity, neuroscience and infection. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.
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Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives.
Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Twentynine medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines.
Founded in 1896, the Roche Group is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and is active in over 100 countries. In 2016 Roche employed more than 94,000 people worldwide and invested CHF 9.9 billion in research and development, including almost AUD 37 million in pharmaceuticals in Australia. Roche has been recognised as the Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences Industry eight years in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.
Roche’s pharmaceutical division in Australia is dedicated to the clinical development, registration, sales, marketing and distribution of innovative pharmaceutical medicines. Australian patients have access to about 40 Roche medicines, and the company is the leading provider of cancer medicines in Australia by sales.