List of Biotechnology Companies - Independent Biotechnology Companies

Independent Biotechnology Companies

  • The following is a list of the top 25 independent biotechnology companies listed on a stock exchange ranked by Market Capitalization in Q2 of 2012. It additionally details their market capitalization in Q2 of the previous year (2011), from which the change in value over the year can be calculated.
  • Note that it does not include biotechnology companies that are now owned by, or part of, larger pharmaceutical groups - such as Genentech (owned by Roche), Genzyme (Sanofi), or MedImmune (AstraZeneca). It should be viewed as an update and complementary to the previous table below.
Rank 2012 Company Country Market Cap in 2012 Market Cap in 2011 % Change over year (Q2-Q2) Website
1 Novo Nordisk Denmark 76.92 60.09 28.0% novonordisk.com
2 Amgen USA 60.09 49.72 20.9% amgen.com
3 Gilead Sciences USA 40.16 32.68 28.5% gilead.com
4 Biogen Idec USA 34.26 25.6 28.5% biogenidec.com
5 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Israel 34.23 42.96 -20.3% tevapharm.com
6 Baxter International USA 32.27 33.36 -3.3% baxter.com
7 Celgene USA 28.38 27.52 3.1% celgene.com
8 Merck KGaA Germany 21.16 20.14 5.1% merckgroup.com
9 CSL Australia 21.11 18.33 15.2% csl.com.au
10 Alexion Pharmaceuticals USA 18.85 10.48 79.9% alxn.com
11 Vertex Pharmaceuticals USA 10.64 10.79 -1.4% vrtx.com
12 Regeneron USA 11.3 5.09 122.0% regeneron.com
13 Forest Laboratories USA 8.87 9.09 -2.4% frx.com
14 UCB Belgium 8.77 6.84 28.2% ucb.com
15 Élan Ireland 8.63 6.67 29.4% elan.com
16 BioMarin Pharmaceutical USA 5.35 3.32 61.1% biomarinpharm.com
17 Dr. Reddy's Laboratories India 5.35 5.03 6.4% drreddys.com
18 Amylin Pharmaceuticals § USA 5.06 1.74 190.8% amylin.com
19 Onyx Pharmaceuticals USA 5.06 2.1 141.0% onyx.com
20 Actelion Switzerland 4.65 5.02 -7.4% actelion.com
21 Warner Chilcott Ireland 4.49 5.69 -21.1% wcrx.com
22 Ranbaxy Laboratories India 3.71 4.08 -9.1% ranbaxy.com
23 Medivation USA 3.65 0.683 433.4% medivation.com
24 ARIAD Pharmaceuticals USA 3.18 1.58 101.3% ariad.com
25 Seattle Genetics USA 2.92 1.89 54.5% seagen.com

§ - Acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb in a $7 billion deal completed Aug 8 2012 (therefore no longer independent in this list going forward).

NOTE: Market Cap is an indication of the perceived value of the company (&/or its technology) and not necessarily a measure of its size, sales or number of employees; it is indicative of both current and future scale and profitability of the company. The year-on-year change in its value is indicative of the (real or perceived) performance or progress of that company over that year.

Read more about this topic:  List Of Biotechnology Companies

Other articles related to "independent":

Indian Institute Of Technology Roorkee - History
... college to the first engineering university of independent India ... In the year 1961, the Department was housed in its own independent building and premises ... This was eventually raised to an independent course of Masters Degree in Urban and Rural Planning (MURP) in the year 1973-74 ...

Famous quotes containing the words companies and/or independent:

    In the U.S. for instance, the value of a homemaker’s productive work has been imputed mostly when she was maimed or killed and insurance companies and/or the courts had to calculate the amount to pay her family in damages. Even at that, the rates were mostly pink collar and the big number was attributed to the husband’s pain and suffering.
    Gloria Steinem (20th century)

    The ability to secure an independent livelihood and honorable employ suited to her education and capacities is the only true foundation of the social elevation of woman, even in the very highest classes of society. While she continues to be educated only to be somebody’s wife, and is left without any aim in life till that somebody either in love, or in pity, or in selfish regard at last grants her the opportunity, she can never be truly independent.
    Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878)