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THE NATURAL REFRIGERANT TREATMENT The Roche Group is committed to phasing out halogenated refrigerants. Accelerate Europe visits the multinational biotechnology company at its headquarters in Switzerland to hear why natural alternatives are the best medicine for achieving this. ― By Andrew Williams


the city of Basel, Switzerland, international cooperation is a way of life. Bordering France and Germany on its outermost edges, it is little wonder that the city is an outward-looking place. This easy confidence makes Basel the natural home of multinational biotechnology company F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. (more commonly referred to as Roche), whose high-rise headquarters looks out on all three countries. The Roche Group, founded in 1896, is split into two different divisions – pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Focusing on oncology, immunology, ophthalmology, infectious diseases a n d n e u rosc i e n c e , Ro c h e ra n ks among the world’s leading developers of targeted treatments combined with corresponding diagnostics. It is also a leading provider of clinically differentiated medicines. Roche Pharmaceuticals is the world’s l a r g e s t b i o te c h n o l o g y c o m p a ny and the world’s leading provider of cancer treatments.


Accelerate Europe // Spring 2019

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