In the field of neuroscience, Servier focuses its research on neurodegenerative diseases. Servier targets proteinopathies, characterized by abnormal accumulation of certain proteins, such as Parkinson’s disease or rare diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. For autism, in partnership with Neurochlore, Servier is conducting two worldwide phase III studies for a drug candidate.

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Diabetes is a chronic illness caused by elevated levels of blood glucose (or ‘blood sugar’), which leads over time to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves. The most common is type 2 diabetes, usually in adults, which occurs when either the body becomes resistant to the effects of insulin or the pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin (insulin is a hormone that regulates glucose levels in the blood). In the past 3 decades, the number of patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has risen dramatically in countries of all income levels. 


Leading company in the field of cardiology

Cardiovascular diseases are a group of diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels, and are the leading cause of mortality in the world. Committed for more than 60 years to the treatment of these pathologies, Servier has acquired renowned expertise in these areas.

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Of the Servier R&D budget is invested in oncology

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, and numbers are on the rise. To respond to the growing need for therapeutic solutions, Servier has made oncology one of its foremost priorities.

The Group endeavors to become a renowned and innovative player in treatments for cancers that are difficult to treat and for which therapeutic needs are generally not yet met, such as gastrointestinal, hematologic, pancreatic and pediatric cancers.

Servier concentrates its R&D programs in oncology in two promising areas — immunotherapy and apoptosis. Immunotherapy involves stimulating the patient’s immune system to improve their natural ability to destroy cancer cells, for example using monoclonal and bi-specific antibodies that trigger a targeted response against the aggression in order to protect the body. The acquisition of Symphogen, a Danish-based company specialized in monoclonal antibodies, complements Servier’s expertise in this field. Apoptosis is a natural form of programmed cell death, the loss of which allows cancer cells to survive longer. Servier’s therapeutic approach involves developing target molecules to restore the ability of cancer cells to die from apoptosis.