Top pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies ranked by market value 2015

This statistic shows the leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015, based on market value. The values are based on the 2015 Financial Times Global 500 list. In this year GlaxoSmithKline ranked highest on the list with a market value worth 75.2 billion British pounds. GlaxoSmithKline also ranks among the top biotech companies by profit.The Anglo-Swedish firm, AstraZeneca followed with a market value of around 58.5 billion British pounds.
GlaxoSmithKline is a British pharmaceutical company with its headquarters based in London, United Kingdom. The company manufactures products for major disease areas including respiratory disorders such as asthma, oncology, immuno-inflammatory disorders, cardiovascular diseases, as well as manufacturing vaccinations. One of the most successful drugs manufactured and patented by GSK was Seretide/Advair which is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In 2016, sales of the drug Seretide/Advair generated a revenue of 835 million British pounds in Europe.

Leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015, based on market value

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June 2015


United Kingdom

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Supplementary notes

Market values and prices at 31 March 2015. Ranking compiled in 2015 based on latest available revenue.

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