GSK has changed. In July 2022, we demerged our world-leading consumer healthcare business, Haleon. We are now a fully focused biopharma company.
We prioritise innovation in vaccines and specialty medicines, maximizing the increasing opportunities to prevent and treat disease. At the heart of this is our R&D focus on the science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies, and our world-leading capabilities in vaccines and medicines development. We will focus on four therapeutic areas: infectious diseases, HIV, oncology, and immunology.
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Our global portfolio spans vaccines, specialty and general medicines. We’re prioritising R&D investment in vaccines and specialty medicines, which we expect to grow to around three quarters of our business by 2026.
Vaccines help protect people from infectious diseases at every stage of life. Our vaccines portfolio is the broadest in the industry, helping protect people from meningitis, shingles, flu, polio, measles and many more. Today, two million doses of our vaccines are administered daily, and 4 in 10 of the world’s children receive a GSK jab each year. We use diverse platform technologies from adjuvants that improve vaccine effectiveness through to mRNA technology. These are at the heart of our pipeline differentiation.
Specialty medicines are prescribed by specialist healthcare practitioners. For GSK this includes our cancer medicines that have life-changing potential for patients. We’re also developing medicines for immune-mediated conditions, including the first new medicine for the chronic autoimmune condition lupus in 50 years.
We are global leaders in developing medicines for HIV. Having pioneered the first HIV treatments in the 1980s, our goal now is to limit the impact of HIV on people’s lives by treating, preventing and ultimately curing it.
General medicines are usually prescribed in primary care or community settings by general healthcare practitioners. For us, this includes our inhaled medicines for asthma and COPD, antibiotics and medicines for skin diseases. Every day, these medicines improve health and make life better for millions of people all over the world. For more than 50 years, we’ve helped millions of people with respiratory conditions to breathe more easily, including the first inhalers in 1969, and we remain the industry leader in respiratory science.
Our therapeutic areas
Almost half the vaccines and medicines in our pipeline address infectious diseases.
Our work in HIV is through ViiV, the world’s only specialist HIV pharmaceutical company.
We develop transformational cancer medicines with life-changing potential for patients.
We’re focused on unlocking the science of the immune system.
We also pursue other opportunity-driven therapies where the science aligns with our strategy.
Our long-term priorities
We’re uniting science, technology and talent to make a difference in more people’s lives. We don’t just want to find new, better medicines and vaccines. We’re working to get better at finding them in ways that are faster, more effective, and more predictable. This is reflected in the continued success of our R&D pipeline, which saw significant progress in 2021. Strategic partnerships are critical to opening up new avenues of discovery. We have important collaborations, including with the University of Oxford on neurodegenerative diseases, Kings College London on cancer treatment and 23andMe on genetics and genomics.
Major approvals since 201713
Potential new vaccines and medicines in Phase 3 and registration in 201723
Vaccines and medicines in our pipeline60+
We’re confident in our future. Our bold ambitions for patients are reflected in new commitments to growth and a significant step-change in delivery over the next five years. This means more GSK vaccines and medicines, including innovative new products, will reach more people who need them than ever before. In 2021 we delivered...
Vaccines delivered in 2021>767m
Medicine doses delivered in 20211.7bn
Being a responsible business is an integral part of our strategy. We apply our strengths and take action in the areas that can most positively impact patients, society and our people over the long-term. This includes pricing and access, sustainability, global health and health security, diversity, equity and inclusion, product governance and operating standards.
Culture at GSK is something we all own. It powers our purpose, drives delivery of our strategy and helps make GSK a place where people can thrive. Our culture of being ambitious for patients, accountable for impact and doing the right thing are the foundations for how, together, we’ll deliver for our patients, shareholders and GSK people.
Our Code sets out the commitments GSK and our people make to get ahead together – so we can deliver on our ambition in the right way, bring our culture to life and make GSK an exciting and inspiring place to work.