Biomedical Companies


Here is a list of some Biomedical Compnies, which are working on the fields of Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceuticals and Bio-Sciences.



Abbott Laboratories
Abbott specialized in pharmaceutical products, medical products, nutritional products, and vascular products. Abbott offers summer internships and professional development programs for graduates.

Allergan, Inc.
Allergan is research driven, and develop products in ophthalmology, neurosciences, medical dermatology, and medical aesthetics. A well known product from Allergan is BOTOX, which is used to treat wrinkles. A lot of money is put into R&D to limit the number of layoffs.

Amgen, Inc.
Amgen is one of the world's largest biotech companies. It has three main products: Epogen, Aranesp, and Enbrel.Currently, Amgen is developing drugs to treat osteoprosis. Amgen offers internships and co-op programs for university students.

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Amylin focuses on the development of pharmaceuticals for the treatment of diabetes and obesity. Summer internships are available to students in to scientific and non-scientific areas.

Astrazeneca PLC
Astrazeneca is based in England and specializes in gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, oncological, respiratory, inflammation, infection, and neurological treatments. Some of its best products include Nexium, Seroquel, and Crestor. There are also several subsidiaries including Aptium Oncology, and AstraTech.

Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Barr has three subsidiaries: Barr Laboratories, Duramed Pharmaceuticals, and Pliva. Barr laboratories commercializes generic pharmaceutical products. Duramed research and develop proprietary products, specializing in female health care products. Pliva develops biopharmaceuticals. Summer internships are available to students.

Bayer AG
Bayer is based in Germany with the groups specializing in healthcare, crop science, and material science. The healthcare unit produce over-the-counter medicine. The crop science group develops herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides. The material science unit produces plastics and coatings. Bayer offer Co-op programs for students and visit university campuses for recruitment.

Becton, Dickinson and company
Becton, Dickinson and company (BD) specializes in medical devices. BD is divided into three business segments: Medical, Diagnostics, and Biosciences. BD recruit graduate students with at least one year of graduate work.

Biogen IDEC Inc.
Biogen IDEC specializes in theraputics in neurology, immunology, and oncology. Its two main drugs are Rituxan and Avonex, which are used to treat lymphoma and multiple sclerosis, respectively. Biogen IDEC offers summer internships geared toward students in life sciences and marketing.

Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Bristol Myers Squibb Company (BMS) specialize in commercializing pharmaceuticals for cancer, cardiovascular disorders, metabolic disorders, infectious diseases, and mental diseases. The hiring is outsources to Experion.

Cedara Software Corp.
Cedara Software Corp. provides medical technologies for various manufactureres and companies e.g. medical device manufacturers, healthcare information technology companies.

Celgene Corporation
Celgene focuses on researching and developing therapies for cancer and inflammatory diseases.

Cephalon Corporation
Cephalon develops treatments for central nervous system disorders, pain, oncology, and inflammatory diseases.

CSL limited
CSL is Australian based company that produces plasma products, pharmaceuticals, and vaccines. CSL is especially known for its influenza vaccine in the southern hemisphere. CSL has two divisions (CSL Behring and CSL Biotherapies) in the United States.

Eli Lilly and Company
Eli Lilly and Company is best known for manufacturing the drugs Prozac, Zyprexa, Gemzar, Evista, Actos, Cialis, and Strattera. Eli Lilly and Company also produces antibiotics, hormones, cardiovascular treatments, and animal health products. Eli Lilly and Company offers internships for university students.

Exelixis concentrated more on the research and development of drugs then their commercialization. Exelixis partners with other firms in brings products to the market. Job openings are mostly are reserach oriented.

Genzyme specialize in enzyme therapies for genetic diseases in the areas of lysosomal storage disorders, renal diseases, orthopedics, transplant/immune diseases, oncology, and genetics/diagnostics. The company offers internships and co-ops in life science and business disciplines.

Gilead Sciences Inc.
Gilead focuses on using small molecules for the treatment of diseases including HIV, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, and liver diseases. Gilead offers paid MBA internships and scientific internships.

Glaxosmithkline PLC
Glaxosmithkline PLC (GSK) is one of the industry's firms. It produces prescription pharmaceuticals, vaccines, oral care products, and nutrition products. GSK's pharmaceutical sales makes up 7% of the global market. GSK has 21 departments that are seeking employees.

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Human Genome Sciences Inc.
Human Genome Sciences (HGSI)have several drugs in clinical development including pharmaceuticals for treating HCV, lupus, anthrax, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and HIV. The firm uses a genomics basis for the development of drugs. THe firm hires summer interns from high schools and universities.

Immunogen Inc.
Immunogen focuses on anticancer biopharmaceuticals with its research and development, and clinical research.

Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Inspire Pharmaceuticals focuses on treatments for respiratory, allergic, and ophthalmic diseases. AzaSite and Elestat are two well known drugs from Inspire Pharmaceuticals. The firm often organizes social events including potluck luncheons, new hire luncheons, monthly small group meetings with the CEO, sport events, and holiday celebrations.

Intrahealth is a global software and associated services company supplying world class solutions to the Canadian healthcare market.

Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has three main sectors: pharmaceuticals (being the largest), medical devices, and consumer products. Its consumer products includes brands like Splenda, Benecol, Band-Aid, Rembrandt, Listerine, Aveeno, Clean and Clear, and Neutrogena. JNJ commercializes Motrin, Tylenol, and OneTouch Blood glucose monitors. JNJ hires interns and Co-op students in engineering and business. It also offers leadership trainings to employees.

King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
King Pharmaceuticals have four main segments: animal health, prescription pharmaceuticals, Meridian auto-injector and royalties. It mainly focuses on cardiovascular, metabolics, neuroscience, and hospital/acute care for its pharmaceuticals. Its top selling drug is Altace. King Pharmaceuticals has also commercialized pain therapeutics and abuse-deterrent opioid drugs. It is also injecting more funds into in-house research and development.

Lawson Health Research Institute
One of Canada’s largest hospital-based research institutes in the various research areas like: drug discovery, preclinical and clinical studies, technologies for non-invasive molecular imaging, diagnostic image integration and image guided therapy, magnetic field therapies, chronic disease monitoring, surgical technologies, tissue survival, transplantation and regenerative medicine, detection and treatment of cancer, orthopaedics, fetal and child health, rehabilitation and neurological sciences.

Lawson Health Research Institute

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Lexicon uses proprietary gene deletion technology to develop drug targets for human diseases including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric disorders, neurological disorders, immune disorders, and ophthalmic diseases. It was rated as one of the 30 Best Places to work in 2009 by The Scientist.

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Lexicon uses proprietary gene deletion technology to develop drug targets for human diseases including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric disorders, neurological disorders, immune disorders, and ophthalmic diseases. It was rated as one of the 30 Best Places to work in 2009 by The Scientist.

Life Technologies Corporation
Life Technologies (LT) produces services, biological media, technologies, and tools for Biotech researchers. Due to the merger of Applied Biosystems and Invitrogen,it has several product line including GIBCO, Ambion, and Novex. The firm is just over a year old, and is actively hiring in many departments. It also offer internships and co-op to students with advance science programs, engineering, or business.

Merck & co., Inc.
Merck's main focus in on vaccines and pharmaceuticals to treat certain medical conditions. The most well known pharmaceutical from Merck is the antibiotic Penicillin. Merck is currently working on commercializing Gardiasil for cancer and Zostavax. It is also investing in the Asian, Eastern Europe, and South American markets. Merck has five departments, all of which have opportunities for employment. In addition, Merck has a special section for hiring university students.

Mylan Inc.
Myland develop generic pharmaceuticals. It has three main subdivisions: Mylan Pharmaceuticals, UDL Laboratories, and Mylan Technologies. The patents to several pharmaceuticals are expected to expire in the next few years, which will allow for Mylan to produce these drugs. Mylan is actively seeking graduates that wants a career in the industries for both scientific and non-scientific positions.

Novartis AG
Novartis is Swiss based, its main branch is Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Novartis produces pharmaceuticals for cardiovascular diseases, central nervous system diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases, and immunological diseases. Novartis Health is the second branch that produces over the counter drugs, and animal health products. Novartis had several partnerships with the WHO.

Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk is based in Denmark, which specialize in diabetes care. It has two business segments: biopharmaceuticals and diabetes care. Novo Nordisk is expanding to focus on protein based therapeutics. Protein based pharmaceuticals for haemostasis and growth disorder are currently in the pipelines. The company offers a 24 month graduate pharmaceutical program to provide professionals with experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Perrigo Company
Perrigo manufactures over the counter pharmaceuticals, specializing in analgesics, cough and cold remedies, gastrointestinal, female hygiene products, vitamins, supplements, and nutritional drinks.

Pfizer is the world's largest pharmaceutical company with the most amount of sales. It's blockbuster drug and Lipitor for lowering cholesterol and Viagra for impotence treatment. Pfizer heavily focuses in R&D in biotechnology. Pfizer actively recruits undergraduates and graduates in six departments: animal health, corporate functions, global manufacturing, global R&D, pharmaceutical operations, and pharmaceutical sales.

Promega Corporation
Promega produces products for life scientists, specializing in genomics, proteomics, and cellular analysis.Its main clients are labs associated with research institutions, universities, and government agencies. Employment opportunities exist both nationally and internationally.

Roche Group
The Swiss based pharmaceutical firm had one of the largest growth in 2008, mainly due to the demand for cancer drugs and the antiviral Tamiflu. Roche possesses a division that specialize in diagnostics, and it has a institute for molecular biology.Job opportunities are available around the globe.

Sanofi-Aventis is based in France, and is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. It is a result of the merger between Sanofi and Aventis. It specializes in seven areas of therapeutics: cardiovascular, thrombosis, oncology, metabolic disorders, central nervous system, internal medicine, and vaccines. Its most profitable drugs include Lovenox, Plavix, Ambien, Actonel, Allegra, and Lantus. Its R&D is divided into early stage and late stage drug development.

Schering-Plough Corporation
Schering-Plough is one of the world's largest manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Some of its best sellers include Claritin and Vytorin. Historically the company had mainly focused on developing drugs for allergies. Currently Schering-Plough is researching to develop treatments for diseases like hepatitis and cancer. To work as a researcher in Schering-Plough, a PhD in a reputable university is a must.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
Teva is a Israel based pharmaceutical company that manufactures pharmaceuticals, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and biogenerics. Teva has employment opportunities in both scientific and non-scientific positions. It actively recruits from university campuses and offers internships to students in science, law, and business.

University Health Network (UHN)

Vectura Group PLC
Vectura Group specializes in the development of inhaled pharmaceuticals for the treatment of lung diseases. Vectura Group constantly have openings for research scientists. It is looking for candidates with a degree in either the chemical, biological, or the pharmaceutical disciplines.

Verenium Corporation
The UK based Verenium is a leader in the development of cellulosic ethanol technology and enzymes products. The firm has three branches: specialty enzymes, biofuels, and R&D. It has positions for scientists, engineers, computer scientists, and people in commerce.

Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Watson sells generic pharmaceuticals. It has three branches: generic, brand, and distribution. The company offers internships for students and orientation period for new graduates.

Wyeth is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Its top drugs include Premarin, Advil, and Preparation H. In addition to web postings, Wyeth conducts active campus recruitments to acquire talents.

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