Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies in World 2017

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6. Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences founded in 1987 by Michael L Riordan, and now headquartered in Foster City, California.


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Basically it is a research-based biopharmaceutical company which produces medicines in areas of unmet medical needs. Gilead sciences’ revenue in 2016 increased by huge margin of 16.57% to make revenue of $34.50B, which show the vast and successful business of the company along with having a presence in over 150 countries.

Company focuses production of drugs for treatment of the HIV/AIDS, cancer and respiratory diseases. It’s famous drugs include AmBisome, Complera, Descovy, Atripla, Cayston, Genvoya, Harvoni, Odefsey, Ranexa, Sovaldi, Stribild, Truvada, Hepsera, Letairis, Vemlidy, Vitekta etc. By this we can estimate how company has focused on the research and development of the Drugs. Gilead sciences has primarily into antiviral medications like HIV, Hepatitis B, etc. The company has taken a challenge of meeting the requirements of the people.  It also aims to provide the medication irrespective of the race, location or any other factors. The company has tied up with many Non-profit organisations to reach the people. It has made a significant amount of contribution in the rural areas of Africa. With more than 8000 employees in 30 countries Gilead sciences has emphasised on the local talents and made a strong hold in many countries now. Company has many awards in the employee engagement. It has been one of the best places to work by fortune’s list. Previous year was blast for them as they attained growth of 16.57% in the economic slowdown also is one of their achievements.

Revenues: $34.50B

Growth rate: 16.57%



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