As the founders of the biotechnology industry, our goal is to use the power of
genetic engineering and advanced technologies to make medicines that address unmet medical
needs, and help millions of people worldwide.
In The Beginning
Our founders, Herb Boyer and Bob Swanson conceived of Genentech over a friendly
The First Board of Directors
The Birthplace of Biotechnology
After we chose to locate in South San Francisco, the area became the heart of the