Genentech, Inc.
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Company Information
Leading the Biotechnology Industry
Considered the founder of the biotechnology industry, Genentech has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for more than 30 years, using human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Today, Genentech is among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

Company Benefits
Our aim as a leading healthcare company is to create, produce and market innovative solutions of high quality for unmet medical needs. Our products and services help to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases, thus enhancing people's health and quality of life. We do this in a responsible and ethical manner and with a commitment to sustainable development respecting the needs of the individual, the society and the environment.

The three Roche Values are core to how we want to behave as individuals, and collectively as an organization. They define fundamental attributes for guiding decisions and actions leading to increased innovation and business performance.

Integrity: We are consistently open, honest, ethical and genuine.

Integrity starts with being honest with yourself and understanding your own strengths and weaknesses. And it's also about interacting with others in an open, genuine way; that's a must for building a strong relationship of trust with anyone, whether inside or outside Roche. We must act ethically and honestly at all times.

Courage: We are entrepreneurial and thus take risks, reach beyond boundaries and experiment.

We should think like entrepreneurs and be prepared to try new ways of doing things whenever we are not convinced the old ways are right. We may not always feel comfortable about taking a minority view or expressing criticism, but if we don't speak up, we run the risk of not tackling necessary changes, whether out of complacency or an ill-conceived desire for harmony. This could seriously weaken our company in the long run.

Passion: We use our drive and commitment to energize, engage and inspire others.

Passion can express itself in highly visible ways, such as an enthusiastic speech or a persuasive presentation. But it can also be something as low key as a research scientist repeating an experiment over and over to make certain that an unexpected result isn't an error and really could be a potentially important new discovery.

A Member of the Roche Group

Genentech became a member of the Roche Group in March of 2009. As part of their merger agreement, Roche and Genentech combined their pharmaceutical operations in the United States. Genentech's South San Francisco campus now serves as the headquarters for Roche pharmaceutical operations in the United States. Genentech Research and Early Development operates as an independent center within Roche.