Science changes your life. Life changes science.

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Knowledge, technology and innovation seem to have no limits. Despite having relentlessly explored them, we still do not know how far their limits extend. What we do know is that their constant development improves our health, revolutionizes our education, enhances communication, changes our habits, and defines our quality of life. The fusion of science, a producer of knowledge, and entrepreneurship, the engine of human curiosity, have made it possible to design the world we know today.

 

In this sense, Latin America has played a key role when local and global challenges have suggested advancing the frontiers of knowledge, providing the development of new ideas with its own identity. It is time to strengthen the leading role Latin America has played to find answers to increasingly complex needs.

 

Because science changes your life, today we celebrate it. Roche 125 years.

Lo cierto es que la ciencia jamás puede ofrecer una verdad universal o una representación objetiva e intocable del mundo, ya que su rol se basa en cuestionar las condiciones de validez y desencadenar reflexiones, lo que la posiciona como un actor social de primera importancia, más aún, si consideramos los convulsionados tiempos que estamos atravesando. Es en este escenario que la voluntad transformadora del emprendimiento cobra doble importancia: a través del trabajo de pensadores con un instinto cuestionador, impulsa la búsqueda de nuevas soluciones a necesidades cada vez más complejas, y, además, nos recuerda que las buenas ideas, por muy pequeñas que parezcan, tienen el potencial de cambiar la vida de millones. 

El cuestionamiento permanente que da forma a la investigación científica es el que nos ha llevado a desarrollar todos los materiales, herramientas y tecnologías que utilizamos hoy en día. Desde los bolígrafos hasta los cohetes, desde las aspirinas hasta los trasplantes de órganos. Todo, absolutamente todo, es producto de la búsqueda incansable que llevan en su ADN la ciencia y el emprendimiento.

América Latina ha sido parte de este camino y puede tener un rol protagónico en lo que viene. Contamos con  una masa crítica de ciudadanos, investigadores y visionarios dispuestos a compartir sus conocimientos e intelecto para desarrollar las soluciones a nuestras necesidades y, por qué no, las del mundo entero. El mundo se transforma a una velocidad vertiginosa, por lo que las decisiones de hoy moldearán la vida de mañana.

Cuando el conocimiento era solo un placer, nuestra visión del mundo era incompleta. Tal vez hoy aún lo sea pero al menos hoy sabemos que la diversidad, la interdisciplinariedad y la colaboración están en el núcleo del nuevo método con el que construimos respuestas. Tenemos que abrir la puerta para que todas las miradas, todas las actoras y los actores puedan participar en este trabajo colectivo. La ciencia es de todos y todas. Si tomamos la decisión correcta, será nuestra mejor compañera para estar a la altura de la gran responsabilidad que significa construir nuestro propio futuro.

“We want to celebrate how far we’ve come as humanity in the last 120 years thanks to science. As you will see, science constantly changes our lives. This is thanks to the curious minds that seek continuous improvement in all aspects of life”.

Rolf Hoenger

Area Head of Roche Pharma Latin America
«When medical research merges with the ability to develop new solutions through creativity, health and quality of life can improve more than we could have ever imagined.»

Daniel Kraft

Physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and innovator
«When medical research merges with the ability to develop new solutions through creativity, health and quality of life can improve more than we could have ever imagined.»

Daniel Kraft

Physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and innovator
“The pandemic obviously brought a series of economic, social, and health challenges and problems. But it has brought a good thing: it has evidenced and highlighted the value of the diagnosis as such.»

Antonio Vergara

Roche Diagnostics Manager for Latin America
“It seems to me that a very relevant line is to make a change of conception in regards to where the wealth, abundance and value really are. The value is in our health, the value is in the person, although we are seeing it in a sense of public health, of community.”

Marilú Acosta

Executive Director of Activate Now
“It seems to me that a very relevant line is to make a change of conception in regards to where the wealth, abundance and value really are. The value is in our health, the value is in the person, although we are seeing it in a sense of public health, of community.”

Marilú Acosta

Executive Director of Activate Now
“In the past, Health was a somewhat marginalized area within the issue of public policies. Now it is a central axis in the economy. If health is not doing well, the economy is not doing well.”

André Medici

International Health and Social Economist in Washington DC
“In the past, Health was a somewhat marginalized area within the issue of public policies. Now it is a central axis in the economy. If health is not doing well, the economy is not doing well.”

André Medici

International Health and Social Economist in Washington DC

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