What are some of the top biotech companies?


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Some of the top biotech companies are Gilead Sciences, Amgen, Celgene Corporation, Biogen Idec, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Illumina, BioMarin Pharmaceutical and Agilent Technologies, according to Forbes. All of the biotech companies' headquarters are located in the United States.

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Most of these companies discover, produce and deliver drug therapies, while Agilent Technologies is an electronics company and Illumina offers products and services needed to perform genetic tests. Other well known biotech companies are Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Roche and Abbott Laboratories. Biotech Industry Organization (BIO) is the world's largest biotechnology organization, according to the BIO website.

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