Top pharmaceutical companies

The top pharmaceutical companies 2016, or big pharma (bigpharma)/top pharmaceutical/pharma 50 companies, as commonly used in the industry, are responsible for a large proportion of the revenue generated by the pharmaceutical industry. The top pharmaceutical companies were responsible for revenues of $692 billion in 2015.

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Derived from Current Agreements, CP Insight Top Pharmaceutical Companies (Bigpharma 50) provides details of the top life science companies worldwide.

The top pharmaceutical companies are also responsible for a significant number of partnering deals and alliances every year.

A comprehensive listing of the top pharmaceutical companies / Bigpharma 50 of 2016, by 2015 revenues is provided below.

RANKING

     COMPANY

LOCATIONREVENUESR&D SPEND
2015 sales, US$bn2015 R&D spend, US$bn
1Johnson & JohnsonUSA70.079.05
2NovartisSwitzerland49.448.94
3PfizerUSA48.857.69
4Merck and CoUSA39.506.70
5RocheSwitzerland38.738.45
6SanofiFrance34.905.64
7Gilead SciencesUSA32.643.02
8GlaxoSmithKlineUK27.054.73
9AstraZenecaUK24.705.60
10AbbvieUSA22.864.28
11AmgenUSA21.664.07
12Eli LillyUSA19.864.28
13TevaIsrael19.651.52
14AllerganUSA15.072.36
15Bristol-Myers SquibbUSA16.564.04
16BayerGermany16.352.59
17Novo NordiskDenmark16.052.45
18TakedaJapan12.572.78
19Boehringer IngelheimGermany12.352.80
20AstellasJapan10.941.96
21ValeantUSA10.450.35
22MylanUSA9.290.65
23CelgeneUSA9.262.30
24BiogenUSA9.192.01
25Merck KGaAGermany7.691.45
26Daiichi SankyoJapan7.221.62
27OtsukaJapan6.731.59
28ShireIreland6.420.88
29CSLAustralia6.290.56
30BaxaltaUSA6.151.18
31SunIndia4.500.30
32ServierFrance4.471.12
33EisaiJapan3.911.04
34UCBBelgium3.761.15
35AbbottUSA3.720.14
36Fresenius
Germany3.710.38
37GrifolsSpain3.370.24
38ChugaiJapan3.300.68
39EndoUSA3.270.05
40CJ (CheilJedang)South Korea3.23n/a
41MallinckrodtIreland2.980.19
42Sumitomo DainipponJapan2.900.68
43MenariniItaly2.84n/a
44RegeneronUSA2.691.62
45AlexionUSA2.600.71
46Aspen PharmacareSouth Africa2.590.02
47Mitsubishi TanabeJapan2.540.61
48NestleSwitzerland2.43n/a
49MedaUSA2.140.01
50HospiraUSA2.130.25

Source: Current Partnering, 2016

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