We believe we have a responsibility to advance care in ways that benefit patients and contribute positively to the communities in which we live and work. We carry out these responsibilities through a number of means.
Biogen Idec Foundation
The Biogen Idec Foundation aims to improve the quality of people's lives and contribute to the vitality of local communities, with a special emphasis on science education. Learn more about our Foundation.
Community Lab and Science Education Programs
Our Community Lab program introduces middle and high school students to the world of science and biotechnology and provides opportunities for hands-on learning. Learn more about the Community Lab at Biogen Idec as well as other science education programs.
In addition to volunteering in the Community Lab, employees give their time to support patient communities and local non-profit organizations in several ways. Learn more about employee volunteer activities.
Supporting Medical Education
Biogen Idec supports education for scientists, healthcare providers and patients through the funding of academic institutions, educational programs and fellowships. Learn more about our contributions.
In 2011, Biogen Idec gave more than $291.9 million to support its philanthropic efforts.
Our giving comprises grants from the Biogen Idec Foundation, our support of medical education and patient assistance contributions. Specific contributions to support patients using our therapies include the ActiveAccessTM free drug and copay assistance programs as well as donations to organizations administering patient assistance programs.