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Shire Global

Rare Champions

In the fight against rare disease, every day is an opportunity to win.


A majority of rare diseases are usually present from birth, associated with lifelong suffering and a shorter lifespan, and do not have a treatment option. At Shire, we have long believed we have a unique responsibility to champion underserved patient communities. 

The opportunity to make breakthrough progress is what motivates us to come to work each day.

The Magnitude Of Rare Diseases Is Incredible And So Is Our Determination

Our R&D Strategy focuses on rare and specialty diseases with high unmet medical needs.


We have a history of doing things differently.


Our Patient Advocacy Team builds and sustains mutually beneficial relationships with patient advocacy organizations.

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

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