Helsinn Named as One of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Helsinn Group, the company focused on building quality cancer care, is pleased to announce today that its U.S. subsidiary, Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.), Inc., has been named as one of the 100 best places to work in New Jersey in a survey and award program conducted by NJBIZ which recognizes and honors the state's top employers who show a dedication to their employees' growth and quality of life.

In 2009 Helsinn acquired the U.S. biotech company Sapphire Therapeutics Inc., to establish the U.S.-based R&D and commercial operation Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.), Inc., located in Bridgewater, New Jersey. This business venture has expanded Helsinn's pipeline of products in existing focus therapeutic areas and, through the venture, the Helsinn Group is now in a position to operate directly in the U.S. market with a direct sales structure within the U.S. cancer care community.

The 100 Best Places to Work in New Jersey ranking was a two-part process with part one evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics and part two consisting of an employee survey to measure the staff experience.

The award program, created in 2005, will announce ranking during an awards dinner and ceremony on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Hyatt New Brunswick. The program sponsors include Gibbons P.C., Novo Nordisk and MetLife Solutions Group and is run in partnership with Garden State Council SHRM and Employers Association of New Jersey.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in New Jersey program please visit http://www.njbiz.com/BestPlacesNJ

About the Helsinn Group

Helsinn is a family run, privately owned pharmaceutical group focused on building quality cancer care with a large portfolio of products. Founded in 1976 with headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland, Helsinn also has operating subsidiaries in Ireland, the U.S. and a Representative Office in China. Helsinn's business model is focused on the licensing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and nutritional supplement products in the therapeutic area of cancer care.

Helsinn Group in-licenses early-to-late stage new chemical entities, completing their development by performing preclinical and clinical studies and associated manufacturing activities. Helsinn then prepares necessary regulatory filings in order to achieve marketing approvals worldwide. Helsinn's products are out-licensed to its global network of marketing and commercial partners that have been selected for their local market knowledge. Helsinn supports these partners by providing a full range of product and scientific management services, including commercial, regulatory, and medical marketing advice. In March 2013, Helsinn established a new commercial organization within its subsidiary, Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.), Inc., in order to conduct direct sales and marketing activities within the U.S. market. Helsinn's products are manufactured according to the highest quality, safety, and environmental standards at Helsinn's GMP facilities in Switzerland and Ireland from where they are then supplied worldwide to customers. Further information on Helsinn Group is available at http://www.helsinn.com

For more information, please contact:
Helsinn Group
Paola Bonvicini
Head of Communication & Press Office
Tel: +41-91-985-21-21
info-hhc@helsinn.com

For media / external inquiries
Consilium Strategic Communications  
Mary-Jane Elliott / Jessica Hodgson / Matthew Neal / Melissa Jumbo
Tel: +44(0)203-709-5700
Helsinn@consilium-comms.com

SOURCE Helsinn Healthcare SA



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