Amgen was originally known as Applied Molecular Genetics and is a global leader in pharma industry.
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It stands at rank 9 in the list of top 10 pharma companies in USA, and the company was founded in 1980 and in 1983 it was named Amgen. Amgen was founded by William K (Bill) Bowes and associates.
It is the largest independent biotechnology firm of the world. The company is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.A Robert A Bradway serves as the CEO and Chairman of the company. Most of the business of the company is based in the United States and Europe. The company is expanding its operations in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Approximately 17,900 people are employed at Amgen. Amgen is present in more than 100 countries around the globe.
The company had a revenue of $ 21662 million in 2015. It was a growth of eight percent as compared to last year. Its total profits were $ 6939 million. The market capitalization of the company was at $ 124040 million. Amgen has Amgen Foundation to focus on excellence in science education. It has so far donated more than $ 200 million to various nonprofit organizations.
It has a Science Education Programs to provide hands-on experience to more than 2000000 students. By CR Magazine, Amgen was named among 100 best Corporate Citizens.