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Our Leadership

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 drink.

  • 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 biotech industry.

  • Herb Boyer, Founder

  • Robert Swanson, Founder