[WORLDKINGS – WOWTIMES - ALMANAC EVENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2022] Highlights during 23 years of development of AstraZeneca, largest biotechnology company in UK (1999)


(worldkings.org) Today, AstraZeneca employs 83,100 people (as of 2021) in over 100 countries around the world.

AstraZeneca plc is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company with its headquarters at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in Cambridge, England. It has a portfolio of products for major diseases in areas including oncology, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, infection, neuroscience, respiratory, and inflammation. It has been involved in developing the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

AstraZeneca has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has secondary listings on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, Nasdaq New York, the Bombay Stock Exchange and on the National Stock Exchange of India.

AstraZeneca is a member of the Personalized Medicine Coalition, a medical research advocacy group that lobbies on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry.

(WOWTIMES) AstraZeneca’s history and milestones

  • In 1913, Astra was founded in Sweden
  • In 1993, Zeneca Group PLC was formed when ICI demerged three of its businesses
  • In 1999, Astra and Zeneca merged, creating AstraZeneca, since the merger it has been among the world's largest pharmaceutical companies

  • AstraZeneca has made numerous corporate acquisitions, including Cambridge Antibody Technology (in 2006), MedImmune (in 2007), Spirogen (in 2013) and Definiens (by MedImmune in 2014), etc.
  • In 2016, AstraZeneca acquires the respiratory division of Takeda Pharmaceutical
  • In February 2018, AstraZeneca announced it was spinning off six early-stage experimental drugs into a new biotechnology company, known as Viela Bio
  • In March 2020, the company announced that it would be donating PPE, including 9 million face masks, to help support various international health organisations mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • On 23 November 2020, Oxford–AstraZeneca announced the vaccine's successful trial, preventing 70% of people developing symptoms. The researchers thought that the figure might be as high as 90% if they tweaked the dose.

  • In July 2021, AstraZeneca acquired Alexion Pharmaceuticals.
  • Today, AstraZeneca employs 83,100 people (as of 2021) in over 100 countries around the world. The company has been active in Switzerland since 1976, since 1999 with AstraZeneca AG in Baar, in the canton of Zug.

According to Wikipedia; astrazeneca.ch

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