Manufacturing at Roche – the perfect fit for technology enthusiasts
Manufacturing at Roche: Making medicines for patients worldwide
Behind every presentation of every product sold by Roche is the involvement of Pharma Global Technical Operations. The Roche portfolio of pharmaceutical products is diverse and includes innovative medicines based on traditional chemistry as well as biotechnology. Producing these medicines for world markets is made possible by experts in the area of technical operations. For all disease areas and dosage forms, production of Roche medicines is coordinated centrally at Roche headquarters in Basel, and takes place at 20 production sites in 16 countries.
Diverse teams across the product lifecycle
Manufacturing for global markets means that a Roche medicine sold in a single country or market likely incorporates production steps which took place at production sites all over the world. Experts in chemistry, biology, supply chain and logistics, engineering and procurement are involved in all aspects of production, from the procurement of raw materials, to global production planning, manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and converting active ingredients into applicable forms. From early product development and supplying clinical trials with investigational products all the way to commercial launch, supply chain management and logistics experts ensure that Roche can supply medicines in time, monitoring production capacity stringently to avoid over- or under-supply. Quality teams work to guarantee that all Roche medicines are manufactured to the highest international quality standards. And the state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities where these medicines are made are designed and built by Roche engineers.
Production Teams: a closer look