About Us

We are a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.


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Working Together For Patients

Patients are at the center of everything we do.


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ristol-Myers Squibb is a differentiated company, led by our unique BioPharma strategy that leverages the reach and resources of a major pharma company paired with the entrepreneurial spirit and agility of a biotech firm. We work every day to deliver innovative medicines for patients with serious and life-threatening diseases.

Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients—it drives everything we do. We are focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience, and fibrosis. Through our Research & Development organization, we have built a sustainable pipeline of potential therapies, and actively partner to access external innovation to broaden and accelerate our work.

As global citizens, we work sustainably and responsibly and seek to give back. Through the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, we promote health equity and strive to improve health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases and conditions, giving new hope to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.


About Bristol-Myers Squibb in Belgium

With 300 employees working in Braine-l’Alleud, a stone’s throw from Brussels, Bristol-Myers Squibb in Belgium hosts the different divisions of the BMS Belgium commercial, sales and marketing organization, and serves as a key hub for BMS European and global R&D divisions.

A transformational R&D approach through scientific excellence

Bristol-Myers Squibb has its European and global Research & Development hub located in Belgium hosting the European Regulatory, Safety and Biostatistics departments and Global Clinical Operations. Every day 178 medical scientists are working tirelessly on the development of new treatments in the area of oncology, cardiovascular, fibrotic diseases, and immunology.

Pioneer and leader in immunotherapy

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a pioneer and leader in immunotherapy. 2017 marked the 5-year anniversary of ipilimumab in Belgium, the first immunotherapy for melanoma to hit the market both in Belgium and globally and the only medicine ever to extend survival in patients with advanced forms of cancer, thus revolutionizing the way cancer is treated in Belgium and beyond. Apart from that, it has taken only two years for nivolumab (Opdivo), the second generation immunotherapy to be approved by the European Commission. Today Opdivo is reimbursed in Belgium for eight indications in six distinct tumor types, making Belgium one of the fastest approval markets in Europe. The sheer need, in combination with the treatment’s effectiveness and the number of indications, was so large that approval acceleration was evident for the Belgian health authorities.

A clear ambition to tackle societal healthcare challenges

The ambition of Bristol-Myers Squibb Belgium is clear: it wants to tackle societal healthcare challenges within Belgium through education and through facilitating changes in the healthcare system. Bristol-Myers Squibb Belgium wants to help create an environment in which a debate with the healthcare community can take place, to anticipate key future issues, through for instance educating healthcare professionals in immuno-therapy, or supporting newly emerging healthcare professions.

A common passion: saving and improving patient’s lives

At the heart of Bristol-Myers Squibb Belgium lies an informal and lean culture, focused on respect for people and an entrepreneurial spirit. Employees all share the same passion, saving and improving patient’s lives and are encouraged to take initiatives to embrace a healthy lifestyle and support causes close to the company’s mission.


Our Company

Our Bristol-Myers Squibb values and principles commit us to the highest standard of moral and ethical behavior and affirms our conviction that "the priceless ingredient of every product is the honor and integrity of its maker."

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Diversity & Inclusion

Our workforce is globally diverse to create an inclusive, high-performance culture that is agile, entrepreneurial, and accountable.

Responsibility

It's about doing the right thing for the patients we serve around the world. We take action on many fronts to reduce health disparities and improve outcomes in communities that are disproportionately affected by serious diseases.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation promotes health equity and seeks to improve the health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has a number of Global Initiatives & Programs.

Corporate Leadership Team

Our company is guided by a Leadership Team that brings a rich and diverse set of experience to navigate an evolving and fast-paced global healthcare landscape. We are pledged to deliver on our commitments: to our patients and customers, to our employees, to our global communities, to our shareholders, and to our environment. Ultimately, our success will be measured by the difference we can make in the lives of patients. The Leadership Team is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the company.