Corporate Overview

Biogen Idec today

Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen Idec discovers, develops and delivers to patients worldwide innovative therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, hemophilia and autoimmune disorders. Founded in 1978, we are the world’s oldest independent biotechnology company. Patients worldwide benefit from our leading multiple sclerosis therapies.

That's one perspective on Biogen Idec, though it is not the only one.

To our patients, we are the trusted source of vital therapies for multiple sclerosis, such as AVONEX® and TYSABRI®. We also discovered RITUXAN®, the world's most prescribed treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Our patients count on us not only for medications, but also for a variety of support programs that help them deal with the rigors of living with serious illness.

To our employees, we are an exciting and invigorating place to work, an ambitious and nimble company where courageous innovation is encouraged and expected — not just of scientists but of every employee. Our manufacturing people take pride in our leadership in producing biologics, with more than 100,000 liters of capacity spread across three facilities. Our customer service representatives handle more than 800,000 calls per year, offering straightforward information, assistance and patient services. Across the company, in marketing, sales, quality control and human resources, people are empowered to challenge conventional wisdom and propose better ways of doing things.

To our partners and investors, we are a profitable company with a rich and diverse pipeline. We have the resources, financial strength and vision to successfully discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize new products.

And to our friends, neighbors and the world at large, we are a responsible corporate citizen with robust programs that make our communities better places to live and work and address critical issues like diversity and sustainability.

Biogen Idec is all these companies. We are dedicated to serving all our constituents, because Biogen Idec is in business to make a difference for all those we serve.