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  • In case you missed it, our very own Sara Kenkare-Mitra, SVP of Development Sciences was named one of FiercePharma's Fiercest Women in Life Sciences for 2018! This recognition is the product of her trailblazing work in pharmacology and her pursuit of a lifelong dream to deliver medicines to those who need them most. Read more about Sara below.

    Dreams from Mumbai

    As one the first local physicians in his state to be trained in Western medicine, her grandfather had seen it all. He was a community doctor who, as Sara puts it, "did very little for his own pockets."

  • Creating a positive workplace for our employees is helping us continue to develop breakthrough medicines for people in need. We’re excited to share our employees helped name us on Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work's list for #BestWorkplaces for Women. Check it out:


    Employees say: "Leadership advocates for work life balance, encourages employees to have robust development plans, strong executive sponsorship for diversity programs and actively invests in events/training/etc that are aimed at increasing inclusion.

  • Together the Genentech Access to Care Foundation (GATCF) and our Access Solutions department are working to remove barriers to care. Learn what our GATCF and Access Solutions specialists do to make this goal a reality. If you'd like to join this team, we're hiring at our new site in Portland, Oregon. Check out our open roles here:

    Access to Medicine

    In the mid-1980s, as Genentech was developing its very first medicine and navigating some complex manufacturing challenges, there was another critical issue under discussion. If and when the medicine was approved, would everyone who needed it actually be able to get it? What about people without health insurance, would they be able to afford it?

  • You don't have to work in a lab to make an impact in the lives of patients. Traci Scovel, Head of Talent Innovation and Marketing, is part of a team that hires the extraordinary talent responsible for changing the face of medicine. Read Traci's story to learn why working here has a personal meaning for her.

    Traci Scovel

    Both my mom and sister, Johnette and Bianca Coleman, started working at Genentech in 2000. I was living in New Mexico with a new baby, and wanted to return to the Bay Area to be closer to my family.

  • The Urban Land Institute featured our own Building 34 as a model for sustainable and health-centered design in a recent report. Learn about the thoughtful planning that went into “the Hub,” which houses a host of our wellness features including our fitness center, meditation rooftop garden, health center and career lab. View the report here:

  • We’re partnering with leaders in health and technology, as well as physicians and advocates, to identify a truly personalized approach to care. Learn how we are combining digital health, diagnostics, real-world data and AI to improve outcomes for patients today and in the future.

    Personalizing the Future of Healthcare

    The technologies we use on a daily basis - from search engines to streaming music services - recognize patterns in our behaviors and, coupled with vast amounts of data from millions of other individuals, make predictions of what each of us may want in the future.

  • Bianca Coleman, Senior Accountant never thought she will find herself in a corporate setting. Now 18 years later, she seamlessly balances her passion for dance, devotion as a mother, and commitment to help bring medicines to patients.

    Bianca Coleman

    I'm a dancer. I never had a desire to be in the corporate world. I wanted to dance all day, not sit at a desk. But when I had my oldest child at 21, I realized I had to start "adulting"-going to work, getting benefits.

  • As an HR Business Partner, Marisol Kinoshita is helping people grow in their careers and empowering others to participate, excel, and feel a sense of belonging. Learn why she is driven to do the work she does.

    Marisol Kinoshita

    I was raised in Lima, Peru, surrounded by a large extended family. When I was nine, my mom, who worked at the Peruvian consulate, was offered an assignment that brought our family to California. We were excited about the opportunity, but the move was difficult for me.

  • The FDA recently approved a combination of two of our medicines as a treatment for people with previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukemia. To view all of our latest press releases, click the link below.

    Genentech: Press Releases

    Discover the latest news about our company, our products, our policies, and our people.

  • We recently formed a strategic drug discovery collaboration with Lodo Therapeutics. Read about how we're utilizing Lodo's platform to discover novel, next-generation natural products derived from the microbiome of the soil.

    Lodo Therapeutics Corporation Forms Multi-Target Strategic Collaboration with Genentech

    NEW YORK--()-- Lodo Therapeutics Corporation, a drug discovery and development company focused on identifying and producing unique, bioactive natural products directly from the microbial DNA sequence information contained in soil, today announced that it has formed a strategic drug discovery collaboration with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

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