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Top global biotech companies - R&D expenditure 2019

This statistic depicts R&D expenditures of some of the global leading companies in biotechnology in 2019. In that year, Danish biopharmaceutical manufacturer Novo Nordisk was ranked seventh among such companies, spending around 2.13 billion U.S. dollars on research and development.

Select leading global biotechnology companies' R&D expenditure in 2019*

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June 2020



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Supplementary notes

* The statistic includes pure-play or predominantly biotech companies. All values are rounded. The statistic was assembled from the annual/financial reports of the regarding companies.
** Based on exchange rate at December 31, 2019.

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