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The Medicines Company The Medicines Company (TMC) is a pharmaceutical company providing medical solutions for improving health conditions in critical care patients. The product portfolio of the company comprises of four marketed products, namely, Angiomax(bivalirudin), Recothrom Thrombin, topical (Recombinant), Cleviprex; and seven pipeline products which include four late-stage development product such as cangrelor, oritavancin, MDCO-157 and IONSYS TM (fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system), and three early stage development product such as MDCO-216, ALN-PCS02 and ALN-PCSsc. In addition, the company also provides acute care generic pharmaceuticals products. The company develops these products in its research facility located in Montreal, Canada. It markets and sells Angiomax, Cleviprex and its ready-to-use Argatroban in the US with a sales force experienced in selling to hospital customers. The company principally has operation in the Americas, Europe and Asia. TMC is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, the US. Company Data Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Thermo Fisher) is a provider of equipment, analytical instruments, reagents and consumables, software and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery and diagnostics. The company serves almost 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, universities, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, research institutions and government agencies. It also delivers a broad selection of analytical instruments, equipment, consumables and laboratory supplies. The company serves its customers through three principal brands: Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services. In addition, it also offers various specialty brands that cover a range of consumable products for the life and laboratory sciences industry. It sells its products in more than 150 countries across Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe. Thermo Fisher is headquartered in Massachusetts, the US. Thermo Fisher envisages establishing itself through the development of innovative products and enhancement of existing ones, internal development, strong partner relationships and strategic collaborations, acquisitions and divestitures. As a part of its strategy, the company acquired picoSpin, LLC, One Lambda, Inc., Intrinsic Bioprobes, Inc., Phadia AB, TREK Diagnostic Systems, Sterilin, Ltd., Dionex Corporation and Lomb Scientific among others. Company Data Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Vertex) is a biopharmaceutical company. The company carries out the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecule drugs for the treatment of serious and life-threatening ailments. The company offers Incivek (telaprevir), approved for the treatment of patients with genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and Kalydeco (ivacaftor), approved for the treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The company’s research and development efforts focus on influenza and bacterial infections, inflammatory diseases, cancer, neurological diseases and disorders including pain, and cystic fibrosis. The company has a major presence in the US, the UK, and Canada. Vertex is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the US. The company’s strategic business objectives include global Launch of Kalydeco in cystic fibrosis and expansion of its Kalydeco development program. Company Data Aradigm Corporation Aradigm Corporation (Aradigm) is a specialty pharmaceutical company. It carries out the development and commercialization of inhalation drugs for the prevention and treatment of severe respiratory diseases. The company's product portfolio focus on treating cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, inhalation tularemia, anthrax infections, and preventing respiratory and other diseases in tobacco smokers through smoking cessation. Its proprietary pulmonary drug delivery platform, AERx, can be customized for the delivery of drugs to the target along with liposomal formulations. Its research and development program includes the development of liposomal ciprofloxacin to treat inhalation anthrax under a technology demonstration program funded by the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) as part of their interest in developing products to counter bioterrorism. Aradigm is headquartered in Hayward, California, the US. The company strategically focuses on entering into co-promotion, co-development and other marketing arrangements with collaborators to reduce costs and increase revenues through royalties, license fees and milestone payments. Company Data CollPlant Ltd. CollPlant Ltd. (CollPlant) is a manufacturer of medical devices for tissue repair in the areas of orthopaedic soft and hard tissue applications. The company develops regenerative medicine by utilizing proprietary processing technologies for human collagen and other recombinant proteins. Its key products are collage, wound management, vergenix WD wound dressing matrix, vergenix FG flowable wound gel, orthopaedics, verginixBVF bone void filler and vergenixTRA tendon repair augmentation. CollPlant develops and manufactures medical devices for tissue repair in the areas of orthopaedic soft and hard tissue applications and for the advanced wound healing field. The company’s protein polymers and composites are used in orthopedics, aesthetic medicine, urinary incontinence, and wound healing applications. CollPlant is headquartered in Ness-Ziona, Tel Aviv, Israel. Company Data Gr. Sarantis S.A. Gr. Sarantis S.A. (Sarantis) is a manufacturer and distributor of consumer products. The company offers a broad range of cosmetics, household products and others. Its cosmetics products comprise female fragrances and cosmetics, male cosmetics, sun care, hair care, and other personal care products. The household products include food packaging products, insecticides, cleaning tools, dishwashing liquids, drainers, shoe care and water closet (WC) care. The company also offers health and care products including vitamins, testing kits, food supplements and cosmetics; and selective products such as specialized beauty and care products. Sarantis maintains distribution agreements with various companies across Europe, and Asia and Africa through direct export. Through its joint venture Estee Lauder Hellas S.A., the company distributes Estee Lauder products in Greece, Bulgaria and Romania. It caters to Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. Sarantis is headquartered in Athens, Greece. Company Data PSS World Medical, Inc. PSS World Medical, Inc. (PSS World) focuses on the distribution of medical products and supplies, diagnostic equipment, healthcare information technology and pharmaceutical products. It also offers professional and consulting services to the physician, long term care, assisted living, home health care, and hospice markets. It also offers corporate shared services such as information technology development and support, accounting and finance, operations management, regulatory compliance, legal, human resources and others. PSS World offers its products and services through two business divisions, namely, Physician Sales & Service and Gulf South Medical Supply. It manages full service distribution centers in all 50 states in the US. PSS World is a subsidiary of McKesson Corporation and is headquartered in Florida, the US. Company Data Evotec AG Evotec AG (Evotec) is a drug discovery and development company that identifies and develops small molecule drugs across various therapeutic areas such as, cancer, neurological and nephrological conditions, cardiovascular, inflammation, pain, metabolic diseases and respiratory diseases. Evotec also provides services that include, integrated services, assay development and screening, medicinal chemistry and early development, ADMET, cellular target profiling and phosphoproteomic, and compound management services. The company operates along with its subsidiaries in the UK, the US, Germany and India. Evotec is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. Action Plan 2016 aims to develop a mature pipeline without financial risk, double 2011 revenues by 2016, report an operating margin of 15% and accelerate cash generation, and thereby maximize operational efficiencies. Company Data Shire Plc Shire Plc (Shire) is a specialty biopharmaceutical company. It focuses on the research, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products. The company offers a wide range of products for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, human genetic therapies, gastrointestinal diseases and regenerative medicine as well as other therapeutic areas. Shire operates through three reportable business segments, namely, Specialty Pharmaceuticals, Human Genetic Therapies and Regenerative Medicine. Shire generates revenues from two major sources, namely, product sales and royalty revenue. The company operates along with its subsidiaries and representative offices in over 29 countries with major operations in the US, UK and Switzerland. Shire is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Company Data The British United Provident Association Limited The British United Provident Association (Bupa) is a global healthcare group. It offers health insurance and other funding products, chronic disease management, hospitals and primary care centres, home healthcare, dental centres, prevention and workplace health, and care services, comprising residential and nursing homes and retirement villages. It is also the leading international provider of nursing and residential care for elderly people. Bupa carries out its business through five reportable segments defined by the products, services and geographic areas in which they operate, namely, Australia and New Zealand, the UK, Spain and Latin America Domestic, International Development Markets, and International PMI. The group, along with its subsidiaries, operates in the UK, Australia, Spain, New Zealand, the USA, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, China and Latin America. Bupa is headquartered in London, the UK. The company seeks to capitalize on its healthcare expertise through increased exposure to developing markets and improve patient outcomes while managing expenses to offer quality healthcare sustainable over the long term. Company Data America Service Group Inc. America Service Group Inc. (America Service) is service providers of correctional healthcare services, based in the US. The company operates through its subsidiaries, Prison Health Services, Inc. (PHS), and Correctional Health Services, LLC (CHS). In addition, it is also involved in providing a range of healthcare services to more than 160 correctional facilities. Additionally, it principally targets correctional market consisting of state prison systems and county and local jails. Moreover, its services includes, comprehensive medical programs, staffing management, mental health services, pharmacy management, utilization/case management, contracting and claims adjudication, telemedicine and information management and reporting systems. Furthermore, its range of healthcare services is offered to over 169,000 patients across 20 states. America Service is headquartered in Tennessee, US. Company Data Oxford Instruments plc Oxford Instruments plc (Oxford) is a technology company. It undertakes the production of high technology tools and systems. It focuses on the research, development, manufacture and sale of technology instruments. The company operates business in three reportable segments, namely, Nanotechnology Tools, Industrial Products and Service. The company provides measurement and fabrication instruments for industrial and commercial customers. It also provides materials, tools and systems for industrial and government customers working at the frontiers of science. In addition, Oxford supplies these high-tech tools and systems to diverse markets, which include industry, energy, environment, health and research. The company operates its business in the UK, Continental Europe, North America, Asia and other international markets. Oxford is headquartered in Oxon, the UK. Company Data Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Sunesis), formerly known as Mosaic Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company. It develops and markets oncology therapeutics to treat solid and hematologic cancers. The company's lead product candidate Vosaroxin is developed for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). It is a first-in-class anti-cancer quinolone derivative that has not been used previously for the treatment of cancer. The drug is aslo being evaluated to treat platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. Sunesis posses worldwide development and commercialization rights to Vosaroxin. The company entered into collaborations with a pharmaceutical companies, such as, Biogen Idec, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Dainippon Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. and SARcode Bioscience, Inc. Sunesis is headquartered in California, the US. Company Data ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc. ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc. (ADM Tronics) carries out development, manufacture and commercialization of environmentally safe, unique, health and life enhancing technologies and products. The company serves six product areas, namely, water based industrial chemical solutions, water based skin adhesives, water based tropical, dermatological products, non-invasive electronic therapy technology, electronic development and production and anti-static products. The company classified its business into two segments: chemical and electronics. It has three divisions: Aqua Based Technologies, Pros-Aide and Antistatic Industries and a subsidiary, Sonotron Medical Systems, Inc. The company directly sells and distributes its product to customers worldwide. ADM Tronics is headquartered in New Jersey, the US. Company Data Kimberly-Clark Corporation Kimberly-Clark Corporation (Kimberly-Clark) is a global health and hygiene company. The company engages in manufacturing and marketing personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products. It operates through four business segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional, and Health Care. The product portfolio includes disposable diapers, training and youth pants, facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, medical devices and feminine and incontinence care products. It commercializes products under the brands Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, and Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and others. It owns a portfolio of patents and trademarks registered domestically and internationally. The company’s products are sold across n Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Kimberly-Clark is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the US. As part of business strategy, the company focuses on driving its growth and profitability worldwide. It aims to attain its strategy through branding and product positioning, technology, research and development programs, cost reductions including supply chain management, and capacity and capital investments in all its businesses. Company Data Rexam PLC Rexam PLC (Rexam) is one of the leading consumer packaging companies. It undertakes the manufacturing and distribution of beverage cans and rigid plastic packaging. The company offers aluminum and steel cans in different sizes including small stubby cans, slim models, pint-size cans, aluminium bottles and large one liter cans. It also offers healthcare products such as drug delivery devices, metering pumps and valves, containers, closures and medical components. The company divided its operations into two segments: Beverage Cans and Healthcare. It has manufacturing plants and direct sales offices in Europe, Americas and Asia-Pacific. Rexam is headquartered in London, the UK. Rexam seeks to maintain its position through the development of innovative beverage cans and enhancement of existing ones, expansion in emerging markets, strong partner relationships and strategic acquisition and disposal of businesses. Company Data Neogen Corporation Neogen Corporation (Neogen) is a medical device company. It carries out the development, manufacturing and marketing of diverse line of products related to food and animal safety. The company operates through two business segments, namely, Food Safety and Animal Safety. Its Food Safety segment offers diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, spoilage organisms, mycotoxins, food allergens, genetic modifications, drug residues, plant diseases, and sanitation concerns. The Animal Safety segment works for the safety of animals by detecting dangerous and unintended substances in human food and animal feed. The company develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals, rodenticides, disinfectants, vaccines, veterinary instruments, topicals, diagnostic products and genetic testing services for the Animal Safety market. The company markets its products in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the UK and other parts of Europe through direct sales force and distributors. Neogen is headquartered in Lansing, Michigan, the US. Company Data Health Net, Inc. Health Net, Inc. (Health Net) is an integrated managed healthcare organization. It offers managed health care services to individuals through individual, group, Medicaid, U.S. Department of Defense and Medicare. It also offers employee assistance, behavioral health and substance abuse programs, managed health care products associated with prescription drugs, managed health care product coordination for employers, administrative services, self-funded benefits programs and medical groups. Health Net offers its services through Northeast Operations, West Operations and Government Contracts segments. It operates through two reportable business segments, namely, Health Plan Services and Government Contracts. Health Net is headquartered in Woodlands, California, the US. Health Net seeks to develop customized products that deliver to the needs of current and emerging customer demands, enhance the quality and approachability of the health care system through strategic partnerships with stakeholders and enter relationships that maintain the cost of care. Company Data Premera Blue Cross Premera Blue Cross (PBC) is a health service provider that provides health, life, vision, dental, and long-term care insurance, and other related services. PBC provides services through a wide network of health care professionals and hospitals in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. The company offers individual and family coverage plans; group medical, dental, pharmacy and vision coverage plans; Medicare supplement plans; preferred provider organization (PPO) plans; exclusive provider organization (EPO) plans; and traditional coverage plans to its members, employers, providers and brokers. PBC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. PBC is headquartered at Mountlake Terrace in Washington, the US. The company envisages maintaining steady growth by delivering excellent service to its members and expanding its service capabilities further. PBC seeks to maintain its position through strong partner relationships and strategic collaborations. Company Data Sonova Holding AG Sonova Holding AG (Sonova) is a hearing care solutions provider. It undertakes the design, development, manufacture and distribution of advanced wireless and hearing systems. The company’s product range includes hearing systems, fitting software, wireless communication systems, custom products and related accessories. The company operates its business through two reportable segments namely, Hearing Instruments segment, and Cochlear Implants segment. The product portfolio of the company includes premiums hearing instruments, advanced hearing instruments, standard hearing instruments, wireless communication systems, Cochlear implants and accessories and miscellaneous. It operates across the world through its subsidiaries and a network of independent distributors. The company is headquartered in Stafa, Switzerland. Company Data
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