Patients & Society

We enable access to innovative treatments and contribute to a sustainable future


Patients are at the heart of our strategy, and we take seriously our responsibility to make a positive contribution to society.

Our patient-centricity empowers us in creating and delivering innovations with real impact. We are fully focused on Specialty Care across three therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Disease and Neuroscience. We are also committed to supporting our communities, employees and the environment, and creating lasting positive change. We have implemented Generation Ipsen, a robust ESG framework that will enable each of us to think big as we strive to benefit all society.

Key facts

Our team of over 5,200 talented and dedicated professionals around the world works together every day to innovate for the benefit of patients and caregivers, while creating impact for people and the planet.

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What gets me out of bed in the morning is my commitment to Ipsen and my colleagues, to scientific knowledge and to the best possible treatment to improve patients’ lives.

Senior Product Manager São Paulo, Brazil

Patients: the reason behind our mission

31 May 2023 1 mins read

Collette: finding community through PBC

Collette spent almost 20 years going back and forth between different doctors and treatments, before she was finally diagnosed with PBC.

31 May 2023 1 mins read

Steve: taking action against kidney cancer

Steve has been diagnosed with kidney cancer twice. After initial success with a nephrectomy, his cancer returned in January 2018. This time, his doctor said…

31 May 2023 1 mins read

Caitlin: learning to accept care as a caregiver

In September 2012, when she was 21, Caitlin received news every child dreads: her father had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had been given…

31 May 2023 1 mins read

Diana: Taking spasticity in stride   

Diana was a full-time journalist when, at the age of 34, she experienced a stroke that impacted her movement and left her with spasticity.



Guided by our pillars – Environment, Patients, People, and Governance – Ipsen aims to always act in a responsible manner in all our activities. Our responsibility is based on a strong ethical culture. At all levels of the organization and in all our operations we are committed to acting with integrity and transparency.



Created in 1983, Fondation Ipsen is a non-profit foundation formed by Ipsen under the aegis of the Fondation de France. It is fully and philanthropically dedicated to three key goals:

  • Adapt scientific knowledge for the general public, making it available and accessible
  • Recognize and support a new generation of scientists
  • Raise awareness of major issues in society and contribute to finding solutions

It is now the largest philanthropy network within Fondation de France. Uniting founders, donors, volunteer experts, experienced employees, and thousands of associations, it is driven by a desire to take action. With players established across France, it has a deep understanding of issues that matter to people.