I will explain the top 10 biotechnology companies for a science perspective with brief introductions of each companies and main products which make them in that positions on biotechnology markets. According to research at 2008, The Top Ten Biotechnology Companies is like that : 1. Amgen 2. Genentech 3. Novo Nordisk 4. Merck Serono 5. Baxter BioScience 6. Biogen Idec 7. Genzyme 8. CSL Ltd. 9. Allergan 10. Elan.
① introduction :
Amgen Inc. is an international biotechnology company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. Located in the Conejo Valley, it is one of the top corporations in the Tech Coast area. Amgen is the largest independent biotech firm, with approx. 14,000 staff members in 2007. Its products include EPOGEN, ARANESP, ENBREL, Kineret, Neulasta, NEUPOGEN, and Sensipar / Mimpara.
② Most selling products in this company : Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa) (for anemia)
Sales of aranesp were about $3.2 billion in 2006.