About Us

We work with humility, tenacity, and perseverance as we strive to provide patients with hope that better options are on the horizon.

 

About Neurocrine Biosciences

Neurocrine has a heritage based in science and collaboration that remains the hallmark of our culture today.
From two people to a company of more than 1,200, our
purpose and values
remain rooted in the needs of underserved patients worldwide.

Our History

Neurocrine was founded in 1992 by Wylie Vale, Ph.D., of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where he contributed to Nobel Prize–winning work in endocrinology, and award-winning Stanford University neurologist Lawrence Steinman, Ph.D. Since then, we have been developing treatments for rare and under-addressed diseases, sometimes in collaboration with other pharmaceutical companies.
To date, we’ve developed two FDA-approved treatments for neurological conditions—tardive dyskinesia and Parkinson’s disease—and collaborated on two FDA-approved treatments for women’s health.

Wylie Vale, Neurocrine co-founder

Neurocrine co-founder, Wylie Vale, Ph.D.

Lawrence Steinman, Neurocrine co-founder

Neurocrine co-founder, Lawrence Steinman, Ph.D.

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Meeting the needs of underserved patients remains our purpose today and as we move into the future.

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Our
Purpose
is to relieve suffering for people with great needs, but few options.

Our Values

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Passion
We are driven and love what we do. We are committed to our goals and to making a difference.
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Integrity
We do the right thing for patients and our community. We take accountability. We speak up.
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Collaboration
We trust one another. We are inclusive. We are respectful. We are transparent. Together we succeed.
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Innovation
We seek and create optimal solutions.
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Tenacity
We do not quit. We adapt. We accomplish what others cannot.

Our Story

Hear more about Neurocrine from those who know us best—our employees

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