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Research & Development

Chiesi has a passionate commitment to innovation.


In 2020, Chiesi was ranked by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) European Commission as the number one Italian-based pharmaceutical company for patent deposits1. Chiesi was granted 4,857 patents worldwide across all portfolios.


In 2020, investment in R&D continued to grow – with expenditure exceeding €448.3 million1. In addition to the commitment to Chiesi R&D, Chiesi continues to invest across all study phases with collaborations worldwide.



  1. Chiesi Annual & Sustainability Report 2020 (v0.1). https://www.chiesi.com/en/flipbook.php?url=https://www.chiesi.com/img/annual_report/documenti/44_20210623_chiesi_report_long_eng_def_july_ld.pdf; accessed 14 July 2021.   “