Delivering Value Through Innovation
Innovation is a word that is used a lot – I just put the word in Google and got 399,000,000 results in 0.41 seconds – and it is applied to a whole range of things, from self-driving cars to plants that play music.
All very interesting, I’m sure, but what interests us at Boehringer Ingelheim is medical innovation, something that is not all that easy to define. Put simply, however, our innovative medicines are designed to help patients live longer, healthier and more productive lives.
Being a research-driven pharmaceutical company with a 130-year history, ‘value through innovation’ has been our vision for a long time and the treatments we have developed in our own laboratories show that this vision has become reality. The last 20 years have seen a host of medicines discovered and developed by Boehringer Ingelheim that have transformed a number of disease areas.
I myself feel privileged that I have had the chance to contribute to getting a number of these approved over the last 5.5 years.