Biogen Idec helped create an industry that has touched countless lives. They were among the world’s first biotechnology companies, and today we are the oldest independent biotech firm in the world.
From the start, when a group of scientists and venture capitalists were united by a new vision for serving unmet medical needs, the company’s personality has reflected the multifaceted name of the industry we helped co-found: biotechnology. Biology is about life, about understanding the body’s inner workings, about exploring new discoveries and insights to improve lives. Technology is about practical application, about making things work, about developing new products to help people.