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Since 2011, we have rapidly emerged as a leader in multiple sclerosis (MS), an often disabling disease of the central nervous system affecting more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

MS is a chronic disease that affects each person differently, with symptoms ranging from numbness in the limbs or forgetfulness to paralysis or loss of vision. MS is caused when the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system, damaging the myelin sheath—the protective layer covering the nerves that carry signals between the brain and spinal cord and the rest of the body.

For over a decade, we have been working to develop novel treatments for MS. With two products currently in our MS franchise, we’re committed to maintaining long-term partnerships with patients, physicians, advocates, and researchers and making a significant impact on the unmet needs of those living with MS.

Learn about treatment options for relapsing MS

A future focusing on protection and repair

Our research and development efforts remain focused in areas where we believe we have the strongest potential to help patients in need. This includes early-stage programs on preventing and repairing the damage to the nervous system caused by MS.

Inspired by patients around the world

Multiple sclerosis patient
Multiple sclerosis patient
Multiple sclerosis patient

Above from left to right: Anita, multiple sclerosis, France; Cassie, multiple sclerosis, Australia; Dave, multiple sclerosis, United Kingdom

Our personalized approach

We recognize that truly personalized medicine involves developing relationships with patients and caregivers, health care providers, and disease organizations and foundations.

Though MS affects a much larger population than lysosomal storage disorders, our vast experience working in rare diseases has taught us the importance of having a deep understanding of the experiences, challenges, and triumphs of those affected by this disease. Since the launch of our MS portfolio in 2011, we’ve cultivated close relationships with the MS community, providing strong patient support to those living with MS and engaging with the physicians treating this complex disease.

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About MS One to One

MS One to One® is a support program aimed at empowering anyone living with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) to demand more. The program is available to anyone affected by MS—people living with MS, their care partners, and their healthcare providers.


Visit and subscribe to the MS Live & Learn blog where people living with MS and MS One to One Nurses come together to share their insights and perspectives.

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About vs.MS

vs.MS is a global campaign that aims to shed light on and address the true physical and emotional impact of MS. vs.MS challenges all of us in the MS Community to think beyond the symptoms commonly discussed and get real about MS disability – what it looks like, how it can be seen and felt.
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Last update: 9/2018