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Kissei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Kissei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Kissei) is a pharmaceutical company. It discovers, manufactures and sells a wide range of pharmaceutical products and develops and sells health foods. The product portfolio of Kissei include Urief, a treatment for dysuria associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia; Salagen, a therapeutic agent for patients with dry mouth; Epoetin Alfa BS Injection [JCR], a treatment for renal anemia; Glubes, agent for postprandial hyperglycemia. Besides, Kissei manufactures and sells nutritional foods including dietary supplements. The company has manufacturing plants in Matsumoto city and Shiorjiri city. It also operates the distribution, nutritional business and information centers in Shiojiri and Matsumoto city respectively. Apart from Japan, the company operates in the US, the UK and other parts of the world through sales branches and sales offices. Kissei is headquartered in Matsumoto, Japan. Kissei focuses on research and development of new drugs, and supporting international expansion of its ethical products. Company Data BTG plc BTG plc (BTG) is an international specialist healthcare company. It focuses on three business areas, namely, interventional medicine, specialty pharmaceuticals and licensing. The company undertakes the development of specialty pharmaceutical products including antidotes for the treatment of snake envenomation and toxicity related with medicines used for heart conditions and cancer; interventional vascular products for treating patients with severe blood clots and varicose veins in the great saphenous vein system of the leg; and interventional oncology products for treating patients with liver tumors. The company develops its own products and acquires or in-licenses them from others. The company operates along with its subsidiaries in the US, the UK, Guernsey, Australia and Germany. BTG is headquartered in London, the UK. Company Data Biocompatibles UK Ltd Biocompatibles UK Limited (Biocompatibles UK) is a medical device company. The company develops, manufactures and sells implantable embolisation and drug eluting beads. It operates in the area of interventional oncology by embolic and drug-device combination products. Biocompatibles UK’s products include doxorubicin, drug-eluting beads, irinotecan, sorafenib and pre-loaded bead, among others. The company’s products are used in over seventy countries across the world for treating primary liver cancer, liver metastases from colorectal cancer and other cancers. It is a subsidiary of BTG plc. Biocompatibles UK is headquartered in Farnham, Surrey, the UK. Company Data Aceto Corporation Aceto Corporation (Aceto) is a marketer and distributor of pharmaceutical intermediates and active ingredients, finished dosage form generics, nutraceutical products, agricultural protection products and specialty chemicals. The company’s business is organized into three segments, namely, Human Health, Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Performance Chemicals. It distributes more than 1,100 chemical compounds that are used as finished products or raw materials in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, coatings and industrial chemical and agricultural industries. In addition, the company manufactures generic products. Geographically, the company has a presence in various countries, namely, China, France, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK and the US. Aceto is headquartered in Port Washington, New York, the US. The business strategy of the company focuses on sourcing and qualifying pharmaceutical intermediates and active ingredients, nutraceutical products, finished dosage form generics, specialty chemicals and agricultural protection products from manufacturers globally. Company Data STAAR Surgical Company STAAR Surgical Company (STAAR) is a medical device company. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets implantable lenses for the eye and delivery systems. Its products include refractive and cataract solutions. STAAR offers refractive solutions such as Visian ICL with CentraFLOW, Visian ICL and Visian Toric ICL. The company’s cataract solutions include toric, acrylic, silicone and collamer IOLs. Its products are used to treat patients with Myopia disease. The company markets products under brand names, Collamer, Visian ICL and STAAR. It has manufacturing and administrative facilities in the US, Switzerland, Spain and Japan. STAAR is headquartered in Monrovia, California, the US. Company Data DiaGenic ASA DiaGenic ASA (DiaGenic) is a diagnostic company. The company undertakes the development of novel and patient-friendly in vitro diagnostics for early detection of diseases. It specializes in developing blood-based biomarkers for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. The company’s ADtect product is a blood test, which helps distinguish mild to moderate AD from the absence of dementia. It operates through a single business segment, which undertakes the research and development of blood-based gene expression tests within the AD area. The company also develops three AD diagnostic tests. DiaGenic is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Company Data Sartorius AG Sartorius AG (Sartorius) is a Germany-based laboratory and process technology and equipment provider. The company undertakes the manufacture and distribution of laboratory and process technology equipment. It sells its products to the companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, food and beverage industries, and numerous research and educational institutes and laboratories in Germany and abroad. The company has production facilities in Europe, Asia and America. It provides its products across the world through a network of sales subsidiaries and local commercial agencies. It operates in Germany and conducts operations in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America and Rest of the World through its subsidiaries. Sartorius is headquartered in Goettingen, Germany. The company focuses on expanding its operations though various acquisitions. In April 2015, the company’s subsidiary, Sartorius Stedim Biotech acquired UK-based CRO, BioOutsource contract testing services. Company Data Waters Corporation Waters Corporation (Waters) is a US-based analytical instrument manufacturing company. It carries out the design, production, commercialization and servicing of analytical technologies such as high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry (MS) systems, thermal analysis, rheometry and calorimetry instruments. The company operates in two divisions, namely, Waters Division that supports liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry technologies, and TA Instruments division that supports thermal analysis technologies. The company’s products are widely utilized by pharmaceutical, biochemical, life sciences, industrial, academic and government customers working in research and development, quality assurance and other laboratory applications. Waters is headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts, the US. Company Data Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Daewoong Pharma) is pharmaceutical company. It is one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of prescription drugs in Korea. The company offers product in the forms of tablets, capsules, ointments, injections, liquids and sprays. Daewoong Pharma offers its products for the therapeutic conditions of bone and joint diseases, cardiovascular treatments, central nervous system treatments, circulatory system agents, dermatologic agents, gastrointestinal agents, health supplements, respiratory remedies and others. It also carries out development and commercialization of products through in-licensing, co-marketing and co-promotion. The company has presence in major Asian markets including Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Thailand and India. It operates with fourteen branches in Korea, seven in Asia and one in the US. Daewoong Pharma is headquartered in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Company Data Lumara Health Inc. Lumara Health Inc. (Lumara), formerly K-V Pharmaceutical Company, is a specialty pharmaceutical company. It develops and commercializes branded pharmaceuticals in various dosage forms such as solids, semi-solids and liquids. The company focuses its products in the women healthcare area. It operates through two business divisions, namely, Maternal Health and Women’s Healthcare. Maternal Health Division focuses on addressing preterm birth and Women’s Healthcare Division focuses on women’s health with products for menopausal symptoms and vaginal infections. The product portfolio of the company includes anti-infectives and estrogen therapy products that are marketed under Evamist, Clindesse, Gynazole-1 and Makena brands. The company markets its products through its subsidiary Ther-Rx Corporation. Lumara is headquartered in Missouri, the US. Company Data Ebro Foods SA Ebro Foods, S.A. (Ebro) is a food processing company in Spain. The company is specialized in the production and distribution of rice, pasta and sauces. It offers dry, fresh, pre-cooked and frozen pastas, fresh gnocchi and sauces. The company also provides short-grain rice, Parboiled rice and basmati rice. Ebro markets its products under various brands including SOS Olivieri, Brillante, La Fallera, American Rice, Gourmet House, La Cigala, Bosto, Birkel, Blue Ribbon, Mahatma, Minute and Success Rice, among others. It operates in over 25 countries across Africa, North America, Europe and Asia. Ebro is headquartered in Madrid, Spain. In November 2013, the company purchased Olivieri Foods fresh pasta and sauce business from Canada Bread Company, Ltd. to enter the Canadian fresh pasta and sauce segment, thereby consolidate its market leading position. Company Data BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (BDSI) is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The company develops and commercializes products in the areas of pain management and oncology supportive care, including chronic pain, breakthrough cancer pain, opioid dependence, and nausea and vomiting related cancer pain. BDSI's proprietary drug delivery technology includes BioErodible MucoAdhesive (BEMA) technology, which consists of a small dissolvable polymer film for application to mucosal membranes for transmucosal delivery of drugs for time critical conditions. Its products include Onsolis, Belcuba and Bunavail. Its pipeline candidates include BEMA Buprenorphine, Clonidine Topical Gel and BEMA Buprenorphine/Naloxone. BDSI is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, the US. Company Data JSC Farmak International JSC Farmak International (Farmak) is a drug manufacturing company. It undertakes the manufacturing and marketing of finished medicines and pharmaceutical substances to the healthcare markets. The company’s product portfolio includes Lamicon dermgel, Arfa Combi, Avouge Plus, Antral, Benzylbenzoate, Ciprofarm and Dioxydine, among others. It offers products in the therapeutic areas of endocrinology, anti-allergy, neurology, cardiology, ophthalmology, gastroenterolog, diagnostics, dermatology, gynecology and others. Farmak offers services such as production of pharmaceuticals for human medicine, contract manufacturing, scientific research and pharmaceutical substances synthesis. The company operates through its representative offices in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russian Federation and Kyrgyz Republic. Farmak is headquartered in Kyiv, Kiev, Ukraine. Company Data Helix BioMedix, Inc. Helix BioMedix, Inc. (Helix) is a biopharmaceutical company. It develops diverse proprietary bioactive peptides. It carries out peptide design, synthesis and characterization followed by assay development, screening, tissue culture and microbiology. The company’s pipeline products include anti-infective HB1345, HB1275 topical anti-fungal and other drug candidates for dermatological conditions. The company develops peptides for the consumer skin care products and prescription products. The peptides developed by the company are used in various applications including, anti-aging skin care, acne treatment, wound healing and other topical anti-infective treatments. Helix leverages these bioactive peptides by partnering with contract research organizations and peptide manufacturers. Helix markets its products under the brand names, Apothederm and SmartPeptide. Helix is headquartered in Bothell, Washington, the US. The company seeks to develop new proprietary technologies in anti-infectives, dermatology personal care and cosmeceuticals; and derive revenues from licensing its technologies to third parties. Company Data AorTech International plc AorTech International plc (AorTech) is a medical device company. It undertakes the development and commercialization of biomedical polymer technology, components and medical devices. The company provides a broad range of polyurethane technologies for applications in cardiovascular surgery, interventional cardiology, cardiac rhythm management, orthopedic, plastic surgery, gastroenterological and urological applications. It offers Elast-Eon biostable polyurethanes used in medical devices for long term implantation; ECSil, biomedical polymers for pacing and neurostimulation leads, spinal disc, and breast implant; and Elast-Eon reaction injection molding (RIM) products. The company manufactures and distributes Elast-Eon materials through Biomerics LLC. AorTech is headquartered in Surrey, Scotland, the UK. AorTech focuses on the development and protection of its product portfolio through patents and licensing of its products and proprietary technology. The company also focuses on development of a wide span of pipeline products for its medical devices business. Company Data Akorn, Inc. Akorn, Inc. (Akorn) is a niche generic pharmaceutical company. The company carries out the development, manufacturing and commercialization of difficult-to-manufacture sterile and non-sterile dosage forms of prescription generic, branded and consumer health pharmaceutical products. The company offers the products in various dosage forms including ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, otics, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. The company's product offer treatment in ophthalmology, antidotes, anti-infectives, pain management, anesthesia, vaccines and others. It also offers contract manufacturing services. Akorn offers these products and services to physicians, surgery centers, clinics, optometrists, hospitals, long-term care, wholesalers, retail pharmacies, group purchasing organizations and other pharmaceutical companies. It operates manufacturing facilities in India and the US. Along with its subsidiaries, the company operates in the US, Mauritius and India. Akorn is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, the US. The company actively seeks to expand and enhance its business through strategic acquisitions. To this end the company recently acquired a spate of products including Lloyd, Inc.’s animal health injectable products. Company Data Karo Bio AB Karo Bio AB (Karo Bio) is a pharmaceutical company .The company focuses on development and innovation of drugs. The key research area of the company involves nuclear receptors. The company is actively involved in preclinical development in the fields of neuropsychiatry, inflammation, autoimmune diseases and cancer. It is currently involved in projects based on ROR gamma receptor and estrogen receptor (ER). The studies based on ER beta explore its potential in the treatment of cancer and MS whereas, the study on ROR receptor is being conducted in collaboration with Pfizer, the study investigates the role of ROR gamma in the development of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Karo Bio is headquartered in Huddinge, Sweden. Company Data Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (Meiji Holdings) is a conglomerate operating in dairy products, confectionery and healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. It focuses on the manufacture and selling of fresh dairy products, powdered milk, condensed milk, butter, cheese, confectioneries, sugar, corn sweeteners, functional healthcare products, ethical pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals and veterinary drugs. The company also provides transportation, storage and mechanical engineering services, among others. Meiji Holdings principally operates through its two subsidiaries, namely, Meiji Co, Ltd., and Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd. The company has presence in the US, China, India, Australia, Indonesia, Europe, Singapore and Thailand. Meiji Holdings is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Company Data Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Taisho) is a pharmaceutical company. The company carries out the development, manufacture and marketing of various pharmaceutical products. Its products include a range of prescription pharmaceutical and self-medication drugs. Taisho’s products include pabron, taisho kampo ichoyaku, lipovitan D, riup, clarith, zosyn and palux, among others. The company also sells macrolide antibiotic agent clarith through Abbott Laboratories in the US. The company distributes its products through its subsidiaries located in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Australia, the US and the UK. It is a subsidiary of Taisho Pharmaceutical Holdings Co., Ltd. and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Company Data Japan Tobacco Inc. Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) is the world's third largest cigarette maker. It manufactures, distributes and sells tobacco products worldwide. The company’s internationally recognized cigarette brands include Camel, Mevius, Winston, and Benson & Hedges. It is also active in pharmaceutical and food businesses. The Pharmaceutical division of the company develops drugs for indications such as HIV infection, hepatitis C, dyslipidemia, hyperphosphatemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, anemia and autoimmune/allergic diseases, while its Food division deals with processed foods, beverages and seasonings. The company has direct operations in more than 70 countries and its products are sold in more than 120 countries. JT is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Company Data
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