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.
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.
- Global Genes. Global Genes Factsheet on Rare Diseases. https://globalgenes.org/rare-diseases-facts-statistics/