Top 10 Pharma Companies in UK 2015

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6. Astrazeneca

Astrazeneca was founded in the year of 1999.


It’s a British multinational pharmaceutical company which manufactures some key Biochemical formulations and other important therapeutic medicines. It is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is world’s seventh largest pharmaceuticals and drug manufacturing company, based on 2012 prescription drug sales. Its prominent operational existence includes over 100 countries. Pascal Soriot is the CEO of the company. State of art R& D hubs of the company are located in three major sites, namely, Cambridge , Gaithersburg, Maryland. For treatment of inflammatory diseases it collaborated with Amgen. AstraZeneca acquired Ardea Biosciences for $1.26 billion, which is a leading Biotechnology company, in 2012. For development of Retenoic Acid it planned a tie up with Orca Pharmaceuticals.

Its key area of specializations are cardiovascular, neuroscience, oncology, Inflammatory diseases etc. Its historic acquisition of Spirogen in the year of 2013 made it research operations more dedicated. It has secondary listing in NYSE.

Some of the well-known drugs of them are Carbocaine , Citanest , Diprivan , EMLA, Naropin, Atacand , Betaloc, Crestor , Exanta etc.

Revenues $26095M

Profit $2137M

Total No. of Employees 50000