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India's Biocon among world's top pharma employers

Last updated on: September 25, 2012 08:58 IST

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Biocon, India's largest pharmaceutical company, has been recognised by the Science magazine as one of the 'Top 20 Employer' in the bio-pharma sector in 2012.

Bangalore-headquartered Biocon is the only Asian company to be on the list.

Let's take a look at the biggest pharma employers in the world.

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Image: Let's take a look at the biggest pharma employers in the world.
Photographs: Handout/Reuters
Tags: Biocon , India , Asian

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Biocon Limited

Rank (2012): 19

Rank (2011): N/A

Global headquarters: Bangalore

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Image: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Biocon Chairman and Managing Director.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Rank (2012): 1

Rank (2011): 2

Headquarters: Tarrytown, New York

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Image: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is based in New York.
Photographs: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Rank (2012): 2

Rank (2011): 1

Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Image: Vertex Pharmaceuticals is ranked second.
Photographs: Babu Babu/Reuters

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Genentech

Rank (2012): 3

Rank (2011): 3

Headquarters: San Francisco, California

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Image: A pharmacist arranges drugs inside a pharmacy in Athens.
Photographs: John Kolesidis/Reuters

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Novo Nordisk

Rank (2012): 4

Rank (2011): 9

Headquarters: Bagsvaerd, Denmark

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Image: Danish Crown Prince Frederik, centre, and his wife Crown Princess Mary, right, with Danish Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Bendt Bendtsen, left, open Japan headquarters of Novo Nordisk in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toshiyuki Aizawa/Reuters

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Monsanto Company

Rank (2012): 5

Rank (2011): 16

Headquarters: Creve Coeur, Missouri

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Image: Corn plant specialist Nick Bosso pollinates a stalk in the greenhouse at the Monsanto Research facility in Chesterfield, Missouri.
Photographs: Peter Newcomb/Reuters

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Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company

Rank (2012): 6

Rank (2011): 5

Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Image: Millennium is ranked sixth.
Photographs: Handout/Reuters

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Boehringer Ingelheim

Rank (2012): 7

Rank (2011): 7

Headquarters: Ingelheim, Germany

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Image: Boehringer Ingelheim is based in Germany.
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Roche

Rank (2012): 8

Rank (2011): 15

Headquarters: Basel, Switzerland

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Image: Roche's headquarters in Rotkreuz, Switzerland.
Photographs: Michael Buholzer/Reuters
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Biogen Idec

Rank (2012): 9

Rank (2011): 10

Headquarters: Weston, Massachusetts

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Image: The headquarters of Biogen Idec in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Photographs: Brian Snyder/Reuters

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DuPont

Rank (2012): 10

Rank (2011): 4

Headquarters: Wilmington, Delaware

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Image: Dupont Chestnut Run Plaza facility near Wilmington, Delaware.
Photographs: Tim Shaffer/Reuters

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Novartis

Rank (2012): 11

Rank (2011): 14

Headquarters: Basel, Switzerland

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Image: Novartis plant in Basel, Switzerland.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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Celgene

Rank (2012): 12

Rank (2011): N/A

Headquarters: Summit, New Jersey

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Image: Sol Barer, former CEO, Celgene, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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Amgen

Rank (2012): 13

Rank (2011): 6

Headquarters: Thousand Oaks, California

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Image: Robert Bradway, CEO of Amgen, in Washington.
Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

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Merck

Rank (2012): 14

Rank (2011): 12

Headquarters: Darmstadt, Germany

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Image: Merck Serono headquarters in Geneva.
Photographs: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

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Abbott

Rank (2012): 15

Rank (2011): 11

Headquarters: Abbott Park, Illinois

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Image: A representative of Abbott enters a clinic in Pune.
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Genzyme

Rank (2012): 16

Rank (2011): 13

Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Image: Genzyme headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Photographs: Brian Snyder/Reuters

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Syngenta

Rank (2012): 17

Rank (2011): 8

Headquarters: Basel, Switzerland

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Image: Logo of Swiss agrochemicals maker Syngenta in front of a cornfield near the company's plant in Stein near Basel, Switzerland.
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Gilead Sciences

Rank (2012): 18

Rank (2011): 18

Headquarters: Foster City, California

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Image: John Martin, CEO, Gilead, in Los Angeles.
Photographs: Chris Pizzello/Reuters

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Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

Rank (2012): 20

Rank (2011): 20

Headquarters: Berlin, Germany


Image: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals in Berlin.
Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

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