Our Partnering team is passionate about creating value for everyone involved – people living with serious diseases, our partners, and the company as a whole.
More than 40 years ago, Genentech was born out of a partnership – a collaboration between our co-founder Herb Boyer and his research colleague, Stanley Cohen, which led to the scientific breakthrough of engineering recombinant human DNA into bacteria. That collaboration laid the foundation for Genentech and the entire biotechnology industry.
Developing partnerships with companies and institutions around the globe that share our passion for advancing science has been one of our key strategies for success. Genentech and Roche combined their operations in 2009, and since then, our research and early development group has continued to embrace the spirit of a start-up, operating as an independent R&D center located in California.
To learn more about the most important factors a company should consider when looking for a partner, watch the video below.