Shire Global

There’s a simple purpose that sits at the heart of our business: to enable people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives. We want to be the company that imagines and leads the future of healthcare for people with life-altering conditions, creating value for society

Imagining and leading the future

Our success so far stems from our single-minded determination to focus on our patients and our willingness to adapt to changing environments. We're motivated to put ourselves in patient’s shoes and imagine new ways to meet challenges and achieve a better future for the people we help, and society at large.

Shire Global

Our purpose, mission and strategy

Since Shire’s formation just over 25 years ago, we remain true to the purpose that inspired us from our early days to help people with life-altering conditions lead better lives.

Our caring approach has made us a leader in many of our therapeutic areas, but we want to achieve more. Looking forward, we need to develop even more groundbreaking, new ways to transform more patients’ lives, adding value to society, while delivering value to our stakeholders. This purpose keeps patients and their needs at the centre of everything we do.

In practice this means we focus on developing treatments for conditions where the impact of our drugs can make an immediate and tangible difference for patients. This might be a therapy to treat an extremely rare and life-threatening disease like Hunter Syndrome or Fabry Disease; or a medicine for a specialist condition like ADHD or ulcerative colitis; or a treatment to help the healing of diabetic foot ulcers which if not treated effectively, can dramatically affect the lives of the patient and their whole family.

How are we set up?

Shire is organized into three divisions. Through its Specialty Pharmaceuticals division, Shire focuses on small-molecule medications within the therapeutic areas of Behavioral Health, where it maintains a leadership position, and gastrointestinal disease, among others.

Shire’s Human Genetic Therapies (HGT) business is solely focused on researching, developing and marketing novel products and services that profoundly enhance the quality of life of patients suffering from rare diseases.

Shire Regenerative Medicine is a leader in providing regenerative medicine solutions for people with life-altering conditions. We aspire to harness the power of regenerative medicine to address society's unmet medical needs, and are focused on developing and delivering solutions that support the body's natural healing process.

We also care, at Shire, about the communities in which we live and work—about who we are and the legacy we leave behind. Through countless Corporate Responsibility initiatives, we’re making a difference by supporting programs ranging from the education of young scientists and the beautifying of natural landscapes to the reduction of CO2 emissions
At Shire we are perpetually planning for the future. We’re exploring new markets. We’re conversing with thought leaders. We’re listening to patients and families, to innovators and inventors. We’re asking ourselves what more we can do to make this world a healthier place and in doing so, we’re mindful of our overall cultural ethos; to be as brave as the people we help