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AstraZeneca plc
Public limited company
Industry Pharmaceutical
Biotechnology
Predecessors
  • Astra AB
  • Zeneca Group plc
Founded 6 April 1999; 23 years ago (1999-04-06)
Headquarters Cambridge, England, UK
Area served
Global
Key people
Leif Johansson (Chairman)
Pascal Soriot (CEO)
Products Pharmaceutical products
Revenue Increase US$25.890 billion (2020)
Operating income
Increase US$5.162 billion (2020)
Increase US$3.144 billion (2020)
Total assets Increase US$66.729 billion (2020)
Total equity Increase US$15.638 billion (2020)
Number of employees
76,100 (2020)
Subsidiaries MedImmune

AstraZeneca plc is a BritishSwedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company with its headquarters in Cambridge, England. It is registered in London, United Kingdom. AstraZeneca Plc was formed in 1999 by merging the Swedish Astra AB and the British Zeneca Ltd. Drugs produced by the company are sold in more than 100 countries, the number of employees exceeds 57 thousand people. AstraZeneca's production facilities are located in 20 countries. Sales in 2012 amounted to almost 28 billion dollars.

AstraZeneca creates treatments for cancer, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, infection, neuroscience, respiratory and inflammation.

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