At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Since our founding in 1978 as one of the world’s first global biotechnology companies, Biogen has led innovative scientific research with the goal over the last decade to defeat devastating neurological diseases.
We believe that no other disease area holds as much need or as much promise for medical breakthroughs as neuroscience. Our focus on neuroscience, our deep scientific expertise and our courage to take risks make us leaders in the research and development of medicines to transform neuroscience to benefit society.
We came to Biogen to solve the unsolvable. We stay to create new possibilities and grow together. We work fearlessly and go beyond because we care deeply about making a difference and changing lives. All legitimate correspondence from a Biogen employee will come from “@biogen.com” or “@smartrecruiters.com” email accounts.
We care deeply about creating a healthier, more equitable and sustainable world by supporting our neighbors in need and engaging the next generation in science, a commitment that spans the globe.
Through our corporate giving, the Biogen Foundation and the dedication of our employees, we helped communities through the challenges of the global pandemic, promoted diversity and inclusion and launched new programs to inspire the next generation of scientists.
Alazar Ayele, Corporate Responsibility Manager, helped start the Biogen Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Youth Neurology Education and Research Program, helping to inspire underrepresented students in neurology.
Providing Pandemic Relief Globally
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a personal toll on communities where we live and work, and Biogen immediately stepped up to make a difference. In 2020 the Biogen Foundation committed approximately $12 million to support relief efforts around the world, funding organizations providing food and other immediate humanitarian relief, expanding testing capacity and easing the burden on healthcare systems. As needs evolved, so did our support, with the Biogen Foundation donating to more than 82 organizations across 35 countries.
Learn more about how Biogen supported employees, patients and communities through our COVID-19 response.
Using Technology to Promote COVID-19 Health Equity
To help promote health equity, the Biogen Foundation supported CareMessage, the largest patient engagement platform in the U.S., which equips at-risk communities with access to accurate healthcare information using basic text and voice messages – key to reaching people who don’t have broadband.
Biogen cares deeply about human health and well-being, and we dedicate significant support through corporate initiatives that include grants and sponsorships, medical research, Community Labs, paid time off for employees to volunteer and other forms of in-kind giving.
Learn more about how Biogen and our people support our communities.
Changing Lives: Global Biogen Foundation Grants
In 2020 the Biogen Foundation donated a total of $18.9 million to pandemic relief and our two core focus areas: science education and supporting essential human services for children and their families in the communities in which we work and live.
Learn more about the inspiring programs and issues the Biogen Foundation supports.
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