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

Since the company was founded in 1976, Genentech has focused its drug discovery efforts on medicines that address significant unmet medical needs. Today Genentech has multiple products on the market for serious or life-threatening medical conditions

Robert Swanson and Dr. Herbert Boyer co-founded Genentech in 1976. Robert Swanson earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master of Science in Management from MIT's Sloan School of Management

In March 2009, Genentech became a member of theRoche Group. 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

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