Description: AstraZeneca PLC
AstraZeneca PLC, a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets prescription pharmaceuticals in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, infection, neuroscience, and respiratory and inflammation illnesses worldwide. Its product line primarily comprises Crestor for managing cholesterol levels; Nexium for acid reflux; Synagis for RSV, a form of respiratory infection in infants; Seroquel for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorders; Arimidex for breast cancer; and Symbicort for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The company also engages in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of medical devices and implants for use in urology, surgery, and odontology. In addition, it develops and manages hospital-based outpatient cancer centers in the United States. Further, the company focuses on the discovery and development of anti-viral therapies; and designs and manufactures bespoke dental implant abutments using a patented CAD/CAM method. The company markets its products primarily to care and specialist physicians, as well as to other healthcare professionals through distributors or local representative offices. AstraZeneca PLC has strategic alliances with Alcon Research, Ltd. to identify eye care products using AstraZeneca compounds; and Quintiles Limited to provide integrated services for various clinical pharmacology studies. The company was formerly known as Zeneca Group PLC and changed its name to AstraZeneca PLC in April 1999. AstraZeneca PLC was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.