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Roche - doing now what patients need next
Founded in 1973, Roche NZ now operates out of an open plan office in Newmarket, Auckland. Here you will find a small but diverse team of 30 dedicated people who have the primary goal of facilitating New Zealanders' access to our innovative medicines.
How do we do that? First things first. Our clinical research teams work closely with New Zealand’s clinical research experts. Currently Roche supports or sponsors over 50 clinical trials, making us one of the leading companies prepared to invest in medicines research here in NZ. We’re aiming to make tomorrow’s life changing discoveries part of New Zealand’s science story.
With the release of data supporting the introduction of a new medicine, the regulatory team engage with Medsafe, our regulator here in NZ. Medsafe makes the call on efficacy (effectiveness) and safety of all medicines licensed in NZ. This is an essential step in bringing the most appropriate medicines to the right patients and involves large dossiers of data requiring expert regulatory analysis.
Following Medsafe’s review and approval, our small but expert team ensure we understand fully what our clinicians here in NZ want for their patients. We then engage with PHARMAC to negotiate the best deals that we can bring to NZ, fulfilling contracts of supply, and ensuring a high quality product reaches the customer and our clinicians have the essential information they require to support the use of these medicines.
With its parent company in Basel, Switzerland, our local company has serviced NZ for over 40 years. The antibiotic Bactrim was introduced here in 1969; since then we have supplied over 100 Roche medicines to NZ with a primary focus on cancer therapies. Our team understands that life changing discoveries will only matter if the right medicines get to the right patients. To do this we work with New Zealanders; with patients, with clinicians and with scientists.