We are pioneers in neuroscience
Biogen was founded in 1978, and is one of the oldest biotechnology companies in the world, founded by Charles Weissmann, Heinz Schaller, Kenneth Murray, and Nobel Prize winners Walter Gilbert and Phillip Sharp. Biogen has led the way in groundbreaking scientific research over the last decade to fight devastating neurological diseases.
Millions of people around the world are affected by Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Many people also suffer from less common diseases, such as Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
We believe that no other therapeutic area has as many unmet medical needs, but also as many opportunities for promising clinical advances, as the Neurosciences.
Biogen has some of the best Neurologists and Neuroscientists in the world. We collaborate globally with physicians and scientific leaders to promote clinical research. Our focus on the Neurosciences, our in-depth scientific knowledge, and our courage to take risks make us leaders in drug R&D for the benefit of society.