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  1. Roche

    F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, commonly known as Roche, is a Swiss multinational healthcare company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The company headquarters are located in Basel. Roche is the fifth largest pharmaceutical company in the world by revenue, and the leading provider of cancer treatments globally.The company controls the American biotechnology company Genentech, which is a wholly owned affiliate, and the Japanese biotechnology company Chugai Pharmaceuticals, as well as the United States-based companies Ventana and Foundation Medicine. Roche's revenues during fiscal year 2020, were 58.32 billion Swiss francs. Descendants of the founding Hoffmann and Oeri families own slightly over half of the bearer shares with voting rights (a pool of family shareholders 45%, and Maja Oeri a further 5% apart), with Swiss pharma firm Novartis owning a further third of its shares until 2021. Roche is one of the few companies increasing their dividend every year, for 2020 as the 34th consecutive year. F. Hoffmann-La Roche is a full member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).


  1. roche

    A roche is a rock or stone, particularly a large or prominent one. It can also refer to a rock formation or a rocky outcrop.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rochenoun


  2. Etymology: [See Rock.]


  1. Roche

    Roche is a civil parish and village in mid-Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village gets its name from a granite outcrop east of the village. Roche is the Norman-French word for Rock. On the northern flank of the village is the 20-metre high Roche Rock, a large granite outcrop. Nearby are the towns of Bodmin and St Austell, as well as the Eden Project. The civil servant Charles Knight was born in Roche and Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament Matthew Taylor retired there .

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ROCHE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Roche is ranked #1895 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Roche surname appeared 18,940 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Roche.

    79.7% or 15,103 total occurrences were White.
    13.6% or 2,587 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.3% or 824 total occurrences were Black.
    1.1% or 220 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 157 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.2% or 49 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Roche in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Roche in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Roche in a Sentence

  1. Gary Paulin:

    Many European pharma names will benefit from this, our favourites being Roche, GlaxoSmithKline and Novo Nordisk.

  2. Michael Nawrath:

    This new building can be seen as a defiant reaction to the arrival of others moving into a space Roche has dominated for the last 15 years.

  3. Severin Schwan:

    Roche could have six new active pharmaceutical ingredients approved within two years. We never had this before, given the latest developments it is not at all the case any more that everything has to succeed in terms of what lies ahead with the pipeline in the near term. If even a part succeeds we are on course for further sustainable sales growth.

  4. Edward Argar:

    This has the potential to be a game changer, we are now moving as fast as we can to discuss with Roche purchasing of those but I can't give you an exact date when we'll be able to start rolling them out.

  5. Severin Schwan:

    Pressure will rise on drugs that are less sophisticated. But the United States will still offer an environment that supports and rewards real innovation. Roche is well placed.

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