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Rare Champions

In the fight against rare disease, everyone deserves a champion.

There are an estimated 350 million people around the world living with a rare disease.1 It’s an immense challenge, and it can seem insurmountable.

At Shire, we meet that challenge head on by committing ourselves fully to the fight against rare diseases.


And so we search

With more than 7,000 known rare diseases, the development of effective treatments is a process powered by dedication. In the lab, it takes years of effort from the smartest researchers in the world. As an organization, it takes a commitment to innovation from all of our 24,000 employees across the globe.

We are always searching for the next discovery that might provide hope to those living with rare diseases, and that journey has driven us to provide medicines in more than 100 countries. 

Our Pipeline

And so we champion

At Shire, we have long believed we have a unique responsibility to champion underserved patient communities. In addition to our research initiatives, we work as an advocate for those with rare diseases throughout the world.

Every day, we have an opportunity to win. And with stronger partnerships and a growing commitment to advocacy, tomorrow is full of even more possibilities. Because great things happen when collaboration meets determination.

What's your Rare Count today?


  1. Global Genes. Global Genes Factsheet on Rare Diseases.

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