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Healthcare Innovation: more than just a eureka moment.

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Scott Fleming, Global Communications & Company Reputation

As a society, we tend to think of innovation as a series of big eureka moments. Newton and his falling apple, Archimedes and the golden crown, Marie Curie and her discovery of radioactivity. And while this is a romantic view on science, it’s rarely representative of the lengthy and continuously evolving approach to research and development in medicine.

Scientific discoveries rarely come from one person. While many famous discoveries have an equally famous face attached to them, the reality is a sea of faces, a collaboration between diverse scientists, working together to solve current and future problems.

At UCB, our discoveries rarely come from a single moment, because our patients deserve more. They deserve treatments with years of research, robust testing and constant questioning to ensure we’re never settling for just OK.

Sometimes, the answers won’t come from inside the walls of UCB, and it’s essential that we show enough humility to know when to bring outside expertise into the equation. Innovation is strategically partnering, investing in meaningful relationships with those who have the additional technology and data capabilities to help what UCB and our industry can do for patients and society.

Our partnerships with technology leaders, other pharma and academic institutions allow us to focus on cutting-edge pharmaceutical research, enabling scientists from industry and academia to work together to develop innovative medicines to treat serious diseases in immunology and neurology.

Significant and meaningful discoveries come in many different shapes and sizes, over years of hard work, through use of developing technologies, and the efforts of diverse teams. Innovation is pushing boundaries with a purpose and thoughtful intent, to create value for people living with severe diseases, to help improve the health and wellbeing of the society in which we live. At UCB, innovation is more than just a eureka moment, we believe it’s a way of life.

To learn more about how innovation drives everything we do visit Innovation is | UCB.

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