What Are Some of the World's Leading Biotech Companies?


Quick Answer

The world`s top five biotechnology companies in 2013 were Novo Nordisk, Amgen, Gilead Sciences, Celgene and Biogen Idec, as ranked by Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. In 2012, Fast Company named Life Technologies, Genentech, Bug Agentes Biologicos, Amyris and Diagnostics For All as the most innovative biotech companies.

Continue Reading
What Are Some of the World's Leading Biotech Companies?
Credit: Rafe Swan Cultura Getty Images

Full Answer

Novo Nordisk has a biopharmaceuticals branch that deals with growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy, and a diabetes care branch that covers insulin, protein-related products, obesity and oral anti-diabetic drugs. Amgen focuses on pioneering and delivering human therapeutics with a focus on serious illnesses such as cancer, bone disease and kidney disease. Bug Agentes Biologicos mass-produces wasps that act as natural pesticides by attacking pests, therefore replacing chemical pesticides.

Learn more about Corporations
Related Videos

Related Questions