Making a difference in neuroscience

Nervous system diseases are a major public health challenge and, combined, one of the largest causes of disability worldwide. Ahmed Elhusseiny, Therapy Area Head Neuroscience and Rare Diseases and Paulo Fontoura, Global Head Clinical Development, Neuroscience share their insights on developing medicines with the potential to transform people’s lives. How is Roche approaching neuroscience research and development? Ahmed Elhusseiny (AE): Neuroscience is a challenging area for drug development, but we learn more with each study. We are gaining a better understanding of the underlying biology of nervous system disorders. At Roche, we are focused on four important areas in neuroscience: diseases that cause progressive nerve damage (neurodegeneration); diseases that cause abnormal development of the nervous system (neurodevelopment); psychiatric disorders; and pain. Key diseases include multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s…


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