About us

The mission of the Roche Innovation Center Zurich is to be a leader in developing new generations of engineered antibody products with increased efficacy that address unmet clinical needs. The Center is also one of the antibody engineering power-houses within the Roche Group.

Glycart Biotechnology  was established in September 2000 as a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. In the summer of 2005, the young biotech company was acquired by the Roche Group.

The state-of-the-art research complex headquartered in Schlieren, Switzerland, is now an integral part of Roche Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development. The Roche Innovation Center Zurich is one of seven Roche Pharma Research and Early Development Innovation Centers. It boasts a multinational team of some 140 employees – 95% of whom are research scientists – with a dynamic, thriving biotech culture. The Roche Innovation Center Zurich is headed by Pablo Umaña, Ph.D., and comprises research teams in diverse fields as diverse as molecular biology, cell and protein engineering, process biochemistry, cell biological assays, histology, preclinical pharmacology and tumor immunology. The teams belong to global functions such as Large Molecule Research, Oncology Discovery and Translational Area, and Infectious Diseases Discovery.

The Roche Innovation Center Zurich focuses on product development – from scientific concepts and validation to the corresponding studies. Today the compounds studied and developed are boosting Roche’s significant commitment to offering improved cancer medicines.

Glycoengineering

Glycoengineering approaches generate new antibody variants with significantly enhanced capacity to recruit immune cells, like Natural Killer (NK) cells

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Address

Roche Innovation Center Zurich
Wagistrasse 18
CH-8952 Schlieren
Schweiz

Tel.: +41 44 755 6161
Fax: +41 44 755 6160

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