To support Amgen’s mission of serving patients, the R&D organization aims to discover, develop, and deliver transformative medicines that address the leading causes of death and disability, working to meet the needs of as many patients as possible. To achieve this vision, we need to take full advantage of opportunities arising from rapid scientific progress and new technologies. Biotechnology and the data sciences are advancing at blinding speed, opening up immense new possibilities. At the same time, competition within the industry is intensifying, and access hurdles to medicines are more numerous and steeper.
To keep pace with these rapidly changing opportunities and challenges, Amgen has adopted a dynamic R&D strategy. It is designed to:
Amgen’s scientific success has been rooted in a unique “triple threat” capability that includes world-class human genetics, a deep understanding of disease biology, and the molecular engineering expertise needed to design the right drug for the right target. By building on Amgen’s long-standing strengths in science and biotechnology, we’re confident we can deliver solutions that patients need and society will embrace.
— David M. Reese, Executive Vice President, Research and Development