Top 10 Biotechnology (Biopharma) Companies Worldwide – 2017

Amgen, Inc.

Amgen Inc. (Previously Applied Molecular Genetics Inc.) is an American biopharma multinational company headquartered in California. Co-founded by  George B. Rathmann in 1980, presently it is world’s largest independent biotech firm .It has made many major corporate acquisitions

Total Revenue : $ 22.84 billion (2017 sales)

Lead products :Epogen,  Aranesp, Enbrel, Neulasta, Neupogen



Roche is a multinational healthcare comany operated globally, headquartered in Switzerland. It was founded in 1896 by Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche. Roche was known to produce various  vitamins and its derivatives initially under Redoxon. Now, its a leader in the field of manufacturing and selling of Cancer drugs.

Total Revenue   : $ 53.3 billion(2017 Sales)

Lead Products  :Actemra, Boniva, Cellcept Dormicum etc.


Pfizer Inc.

Pfizer is an American based bio-pharma company that develops and produces medicines and vaccines for wide range of medical disciplines. Founded in 1849,by Charles Pfizer and Charles F. Erhart, Pfizer today has emerged  as one of world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.It is currently headquartered in New York.

Total Revenue   :$52.54 billion(2017 Sales)

Lead Products  :Lipitor, Celebrex, Viagra, Prevnar 13 etc.


AbbVie, InC.

Abbvie is a spin off of Abbott Laboratories founded in the year 2013. Abbvie is a multinational bio pharmaceuticals company based in United States,  develops and markets both pharmaceuticals and small molecule drugs as well. It specialize in diversified products including medical devices, diagnostic equipment and nutrition products.

Total Revenue   : $28.216 Billion(2017 Sales)

Lead Products  :Humira, Imbruvica, Venclexta etc


Novartis International AG

Novartis International AG is one of the largest company by Capitalization and sales. Its a publicly traded multinational Swiss based biopharma company.Novartis was created in 1996 from the merger of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz Laboratories(both Swiss based)

Total Revenue   : $ 49.1 billion(2017 Sales)

Lead Products  : Clozapine, Diclofenac, Carbamazepine, Valsartan etc.


Johnson & Johnson

Headquartered in New Jersey, Johnson & Johnson is an multinational medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company. Started of from creating a  line of ready-to-use surgical dressing in 1885, today its among one of largest medical equipment selling company.

Total Revenue   : $76.5 Billion(2017 Sales)

Lead Products   : Cortaid, Nicorette, Benadry,  Neutrogena etc



Celgene is an Biotech company discovering, developing and commercializing medicines for cancer and inflammatory disorders. Founded in 1986, it is presently headquartered at New Jersey. After the establishment, its has acquired many companies and has made a remarkable position in biotech industry.

Total Revenue   : $ 13.3 billion(2017 Sales)

Lead Products  : Abraxane, Idhifa, Istodax, Otezla, Revlimid etc.


Sanofi S.A

Sanofi S.A. is a French Bio-pharmaceutical company headquartered in Gentilly. It has emerged in 2004 as Sanofi-Aventis after the merger of Aventis and Sanofi-Synthélabo.It changes to Sanofi in 2011. It engages in R&D, manufacturing and marketing of various drugs.

Total Revenue   : 35 billion euros(2017 Sales)

Lead Products  : Lantus(isulin glargine), Teriflunomide, Levofloxacin etc


Eli Lilly and Company

Eli Lilly and Company is a global major Biopharma company located at Indiana, U.S. The company was founded in 1876 by Col. Eli Lilly, a pharmaceutical chemist and veteran of the American Civil War. The products are soled in approx. 125 countries. Eli Lilly is the first company to produce Human Insulin using recombinant DNA.

Total Revenue   : $18.6 billion

Lead Products  : Prozac, Dolophine, Cymbalta , and Zyprexa.


Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is an American research based biopharma company headquartered in California. It was founded in June 1987 by Michael L. Riordan, a medical doctor who was 29 years old at the time. Gilead plays a important role in developing single tablet regimens – with one pill once a day, patients can take all of their medication in each dose.

Total Revenue   : $25.7 billion ( 2017 sales)

Lead Product    :Ambisome, Harvoni, Truvada(for HIV),  Atripla

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