Biotechnology is a field of study of applied biology that engages the use of living organisms and bioprocesses in technology, medicine, engineering, and other fields necessitating biological products. The following are biotech companies and/or biotech consulting firms that have been participating on pharmaceuticals research and medicine products. Most of them are recognized as a biotech consulting firms as well.
Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN, SEHK: 4332) is among biotech companies that are widely known worldwide headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. Amgen is the global leading self-governing biotech firm and is broadly considered among the most prominent in the biotechnology industry. Genetic Engineering Technology, Inc., (Genentech Inc.), is a biotech corporation, established in 1976 by venture capitalist Robert A. It is believed to have established the biotechnology industry. Moreover, the corporation is considered to be a lead the way in the field of recombinant DNA technology, in regard with restriction enzymes, successfully express a human gene in bacteria and contributed to its success with synthetic human insulin in 1978.
NASDAQ: GENZ (Genzyme Corporation) an American biotech company located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The institute focuses on establishing tough research facilities for its students, train them to become specialist contributors in their fields, in manufacturing or in academic institutions. Union Chimique Belge (UCB) is a biopharmaceutical manufacturer based in Brussels, Belgium. At first focused on industrial chemicals, the company also incorporated a minute pharmaceutical sections located around Meurice Laboratories. In the early 1950s, UCB established a research centre where new medicines like hydroxyzine (Atarax) were developed.
NASDAQ: GILD (Gilead Sciences) is a biopharmaceutical organization that found out, develops and traded therapeutics. The company has focused principally on antiviral drugs to cure patients contaminated with hepatitis B, influenza or HIV. Serono S.A. is a biotechnology company based in Geneva, Switzerland. A principal pace in its progress was the invention of a technique of extracting urinary gonadotropins. The company also performs research in autoimmune diseases and oncology.
NASDAQ: BIIB. (Biogen Idec, Inc) is a biotechnology company dedicating itself to medicines for cancer, autoimmune mess and neurological chaos. CSL Limited is an Australia headquartered producer of medical products. Its manufacturing products comprise a variety of blood plasma derivatives, vaccines, and cell culture reagents used in a range of medical and hereditary researches and industrial relevance. NASDAQ: CEPH (Cephalon, Inc.) is a U.S. biopharmaceutical company co-established in 1987 by Dr. Frank Baldino, Jr., The Company's is named after the adjective "cephalic" which means "associated to the head/brain," and it was recognized mainly to pursue healing for neurodegenerative related diseases.