Stefanie Weiss - another site representative in Basel

I’ve been with Roche since 2003 and have always appreciated the many opportunities for personal development the company offers. I started off as a training manager in Liquids Production in Basel, then moved to Kaiseraugst as part of the start-up team for PKau (Parenterals Kaiseraugst), where I was responsible for implementing a new training scheme.

Diabetes: The global epidemic of the 21st century

Over the last 15 years the number of people living with diabetes has doubled. An alarming trend - and this at a time when medicine has never been so far advanced. How did this happen and how can we at Roche Diabetes Care help make everyday life easier in the best possible way for patients with diabetes?

Long Covid syndrome

Since the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus was discovered at the beginning of 2020, almost 200,000,000 people have been diagnosed with the infection.

D&I: Roche is leveraging every individual's unique powers to change the lives of patients and transform society.

Take a moment to reflect on the type of work environment you feel most comfortable in. When do you feel involved and/or valued?

Bike to work Challenge 2021

This year, 293 Roche employees in 74 teams took part in the Bike to Work initiative. Together, they covered around 122,434 km on their bikes (equivalent to approx. 3.06 times around the world).

Michael Leonard Hahn a new member of site representative

Michael grew up in Aachen where, after leaving school, he studied biology. In 1989, these studies took him to England, where he would spend the next 30 years. For about 14 of those, he was employed by Roche Products Ltd in Welwyn Garden City. In 2018, a mixture of curiosity and Brexit brought him to Basel, where he initially worked in NIBR at Novartis. Subsequently, in summer 2020, he joined PDN – and is very glad about it!

Interview with Sandra Leoni, AVR site representative for Diabetes Care (DC)

Sandra Leoni has been site representative for Diabetes Care in Basel since November 2020, the interview was conducted by Adnan Tanglay, AVR president.

Interview with Dr. Christian Klein

Everyday research at Roche Glycart AG - Dr. Ralf Geertsen, AVR Site Representative Schlieren, in an interview with Dr. Christian Klein, Leader Cancer Immunotherapy, Discovery Oncology

Helvetia Airpods competition

For many people, the home office has become an integral part of everyday working life. To make this time a little more pleasant for you, Helvetia raffled off Airpods among AVR members. All customers who had obtained a quote from Helvetia or even taken out an insurance policy were eligible for the prize draw.

71st Annual General Meeting of the AVR

Despite early high hopes of staging the 71st Annual General Meeting (AGM) as the usual live event, the Roche Employees Association Basel (AVR) decided as a precautionary measure to again hold this year's meeting with only a very limited group of attendees.