Our focus areas

Unlocking the power of what science can do

The path to new treatments

The future of treatment for many of today’s diseases lies in uncovering mechanisms that are newly emerging or are still to be discovered. We believe the best way to help patients is to focus on breakthrough science to discover these mechanisms and develop novel, targeted therapies that interact with them. Our focus is on the following: Cardiovascular and Metabolic diseases; Oncology; Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity; Infection and Neuroscience.


Cardiovascular and Metabolic diseases

AstraZeneca has been driving cardiovascular innovation for more than 100 years. Our enduring goal is to push the boundaries of science to further reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality beyond current treatments, and to deliver transformative cardiovascular and metabolic medicines to the people who need them.


We are working to redefine the cancer treatment paradigm by delivering life-changing medicines to help address unmet clinical needs in a host of cancers and one day help eliminate the disease as a cause of death.

Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity

Infection and Neuroscience

An exciting pipeline

Our pipeline forms a robust portfolio of investigational therapies in varied stages of clinical development.


projects in our pipeline


projects progressed to next phase in the last quarter


new molecular entities in our late-stage pipeline

What science can do

Our purpose is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines