Explore the world of biopharmaceuticals: learn about the processes behind industry innovation and how they improve patients' lives every day.
From drug discovery through FDA approval, developing a new medicine takes at least 10 years on average and costs an average of $2.6 billion.
Advancements in science and technology are changing the way we study disease, develop drugs and prescribe treatments
America’s innovative biopharmaceutical companies are at the heart of a dynamic ecosystem.
42% of medicines in the pipeline are personalized medicines
Emerging Science Fuels New Treatment Advances for Patients
Growing Scientific Understanding Drives Transformative Advances in Treatment
New Era of Targeted Therapy Shift Treatment Paradigm
Clinical trials are central to the work of biopharmaceutical researchers - they advance the science of bringing new medicines to the patients who need them.
Recent Advances Attack Both the Symptoms and Cause of the Disease
Therapeutic Advances Slow Disease Progression and Keep Patients Active
Find out what made 2014 a great year for new medicine approvals.
The introduction of HAART treatments caused a significant drop in the HIV/AIDS death rate.
Before medical innovation dramatically increased the survival rate of HIV/AIDS, many worried that the fatal infection would bankrupt the health care system.
Between 1998 and 2014, there were 75 unsuccessful drugs and 3 approved drugs for brain cancer.
Between 1998 and 2014, there were 96 unsuccessful drugs and 7 approved drugs for melanoma.
Between 1998 and 2014, there were 167 unsuccessful drugs and 10 approved drugs for lung cancer.
New medicines, including combination treatments for HIV/AIDS, have transformed what was once a fatal diagnosis into a chronic disease for many patients.
For decades, the U.S. biopharmaceutical industry has led the world in the discovery and development of new medicines. Will it stay that way?
Cancer is a heavy burden for patients as well as the economy. Find out how research is helping.
The 5-year survival rate for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients has increased dramatically since imatinib was first approved for treatment in 2001.
Where do generic drugs come from? Medicines have a long lifecycle from research to brand name drug to generic form. Over time, innovation leads to increased competition on price and clinical effects.
Innovative treatments have transformed the way we attack many devastating diseases. Learn more about the key advances that have changed medicine over the last century.
Meet inspiring individuals who were diagnosed with a serious medical condition and learn how advanced medical technology helps them lead healthy lives once again.
Advances in treating debilitating diseases are often not the result of one single breakthrough, but rather an accumulation of knowledge and research over time.
Life is very different for rheumatoid arthritis patients today compared with just a few years ago. Find out how new medicines have helped.
New and forthcoming medicines can halt the progression of hepatitis C and, in many cases, provide a cure.
View stories from scientists and researchers working in drug discovery and development at America’s biopharmaceutical companies.
In the innovative research and development process, setbacks are in many ways as important as successes, helping to identify more promising areas to pursue.
Learn about the discovery and development process of life-saving or life-enhancing medicines, from initial research to delivery.