Science Drives Success

Incyte is a global biopharmaceutical company founded on the premise that investment in strong science and the relentless pursuit of R&D excellence can translate into new solutions that can positively affect patients’ lives.

Our drug discovery and development efforts were founded in 2002 in Wilmington, Delaware, by a team of research scientists, chemists and biologists working in immunology. Today, we employ more than 1,400 people and have operations in the U.S., Europe and Japan.

Our unique expertise in medicinal chemistry and biology have enabled us to create a diversified portfolio of marketed products and clinical candidates, the majority of which were discovered by Incyte scientists. We are advancing a growing pipeline of medicines across two franchises: Oncology and Inflammation & Autoimmunity.

The commitment of our talented team of world-class scientists to continued scientific excellence has enabled us to identify new molecules, decipher new pathways and develop first-in-class and best-in-class medicines.

Our Commitment

Rigorous science is at the core of everything we do to discover, develop and commercialize novel medicines that can improve the lives of patients.


Our world-class expertise, investment in sound and precise science and our relentless pursuit of R&D excellence drive our efforts to identify new molecules with the potential to improve the lives of patients, make a difference in healthcare and build sustainable value for our stakeholders.


We are committed to positively impacting the lives of patients with serious unmet medical needs. Our clinical research is held to the highest standards of scientific and ethical rigor, and we strive to implement programs and initiatives to support patients through their treatment journeys and to remove barriers to access for our medicines.


We aim to make a difference—for patients, medical professionals, organizations, the broader healthcare community and all of our global stakeholders. To achieve this we are committed to conducting business ethically. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards to ensure that all of our interactions are conducted appropriately. We regularly review and amend our practices according to our own standards, as well as the standards required of us by the communities in which we live and work.

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We exist to improve the lives of people facing life-altering and life-threatening diseases, and we actively support various local and global initiatives that are health-related or benefit the communities in which we live and work. We strive to comply with all laws and regulations that govern environmental, health and safety matters and to adhere to sustainable business practices.