From initial discovery to a marketable medicine is a long, challenging road. It takes about 12 - 15 years from discovery to the approved medication and requires an investment of about US $1 billion. On average, from more than a million screened molecules only one is investigated in late stage clinical trials and is finally made available for patients.
The Drug Discovery & Development Process
Research is the key to innovation: to achieve the goal of a healthier future, Boehringer Ingelheim researches and develops new medicines. There is a long way to go until patients can benefit from our new products. Did you know that The necessary steps from research to approval might take up to twelve years? Take a look at how we research and develop new medicines.