Drug Discovery Companies

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Here is a curated list of the largest global drug discovery companies by revenue. The companies on this list have a significant focus on developing innovative new chemical and biological entities (though some have divisions that deal with generics, distribution, etc.). If you think there’s a company missing that should be included, please contact [email protected].

This does not currently include pre-revenue companies. Good sources for pre-revenue biotech companies are the Nasdaq’s biotechnology index components, Brad Loncar’s site, Bay Bridge Bio’s site, and specialist investor portfolios.

Company NameCompany Headquarters Country (2 Letter)Revenue (2019, $B)
Johnson & Johnsonhttps://www.jnj.com/PublicUS81.6
Rochehttps://www.roche.com/PublicCH58.1
Pfizerhttp://www.pfizer.comPublicUS53.6
Novartishttps://www.novartis.com/PublicCH53.2
Bayerhttps://www.bayer.com/en/PublicDE46.7
Merck & Cohttps://www.merck.com/PublicUS42.3
Sanofihttps://www.sanofi.com/PublicFR42.1
GlaxoSmithKlinehttps://www.gsk.com/en-gb/home/PublicUK41.1
AbbViehttps://www.abbvie.com/PublicUS32.8
Eli Lillyhttps://www.lilly.com/PublicUS24.6
Boehringer Ingelheimhttps://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/PrivateDE23.9
Amgenhttps://www.amgen.com/PublicUS23.7
Bristol-Myers Squibbhttps://www.bms.com/PublicUS22.6
Gileadhttps://www.gilead.com/PublicUS22.1
AstraZenecahttps://www.astrazeneca.com/PublicUK22.1
Tevahttps://www.tevapharm.com/PublicIL18.9
Novo Nordiskhttps://www.novonordisk.com/PublicDK17.7
Merck KGaAhttps://www.merckgroup.com/enPublicDE17.5
Takedahttps://www.takeda.com/PublicJP16
Celgene (BMS)https://www.celgene.comPublicUS15.3
Biogenhttps://www.biogen.comPublicUS13.5
Astellashttps://www.astellas.com/PublicJP11.8
Otsukahttps://www.otsuka.com/en/PublicJP11.7
Daiichi Sankyohttps://www.daiichisankyo.com/PublicJP8.7
Teijinhttps://www.teijin.com/PublicJP7.6
Regeneronhttps://www.regeneron.com/PublicUS6.7
UCBhttps://www.ucb.com/PublicEU5.5
Eisaihttps://www.eisai.com/PublicJP5.4
Servierhttps://www.servier.com/PrivateFR4.9
Menarinihttps://www.menarini.com/PrivateIT4.3
Sumitomo Dainipponhttps://www.ds-pharma.com/PublicJP4.2
Alexionhttps://www.alexion.com/PublicUS4.1
Mitsubishi Tanabehttps://www.mt-pharma.co.jpPublicJP3.9
Kyowa Kirinhttps://www.kyowakirin.com/PublicJP3.1
Shionogihttps://www.shionogi.com/PublicJP3.1
Vertexhttps://www.vrtx.comPublicUS3
Lundbeckhttps://www.lundbeck.com/PublicDK2.9
Ipsenhttps://www.ipsen.com/PublicFR2.8
Pierre Fabrehttps://www.pierre-fabre.com/enPrivateFR2.6
Jiangsu Hengruihttps://www.hengruius.com/PublicCN2.6
Taishohttps://www.taisho.co.jp/global/PublicJP2.5
Onohttps://www.ono-pharma.com/PublicJP2.4
Lupinhttps://www.lupin.com/PublicIN2.3
Ferringhttps://www.ferring.com/PrivateCH2.3
Sino Biopharmhttps://www.sinobiopharm.com/en/#/PublicHK2.2
Seagenhttps://www.seagen.com/PublicUS2.2
Chiesihttps://www.chiesi.com/en/PrivateIT1.9
Jazz Pharmahttps://www.jazzpharma.com/PublicIE1.9
Angelinihttps://www.angelinipharma.com/PrivateIT1.9
Incytehttps://www.incyte.com/PublicUS1.9
Cadilahttps://www.cadilapharma.com/PublicIN1.8
Kelunhttps://en.kelun.com/introPublicCN1.7
Gedeon Richterhttps://gedeonrichter.co.uk/PublicHU1.7
LEO Pharmahttps://leo-pharma.com/PrivateDK1.6
United Therapeuticshttps://www.unither.com/PublicUS1.6
Hisunhttps://hisunusa.comPublicCN1.6
BioMarinhttps://www.biomarin.com/PublicUS1.5
Grünenthalhttps://www.grunenthal.com/PrivateDE1.5
Yuhanhttps://eng.yuhan.co.kr/Main/PublicKR1.4
Hisamitsuhttps://global.hisamitsu/PublicJP1.3
Glenmarkhttps://glenmarkpharma.com/PublicIN1.3
Green Cross Holdingshttps://www.greencross.comPublicKR1.3
Livzonhttps://en.livzon.com.cn/PublicCN1.3
Horizon Pharmahttps://www.horizontherapeutics.comPublicIE1.2
AlfaSigmahttps://www.alfasigma.comPrivateIT1.2
Orionhttps://www.orion.fi/en/PublicFI1.2
Merzhttps://www.merz.com/PrivateDE1.2
Hanmi Pharmahttps://www.hanmipharm.com/PublicKR0.78

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