|DIREVO Industrial Biotechnology, 9/08||$297M|
Bayer HealthCare AG discovers and manufactures healthcare, nutritional, and high-tech materials to improve human and animal health in Germany. The company operates through four divisions: Animal Health, Bayer Schering Pharma, Consumer Care, and Diabetes Care. The Animal Health division produces and distributes veterinary drug products and grooming products for livestock and companion animals. Its products include flea-control medications for dogs and cats, as well as drugs against ticks, to treat infectious diseases in livestock and companion animals, and to control endoparasites in pets and coccidia problems in farm animals. This division serves veterinarians, animal owners, and farmers. It has production plants in Shawnee, Kansas, as well as Kiel, Germany. The Bayer Schering Pharma division provides pharmaceutical products in the areas of diagnostic imaging, general medicine, specialty medicine, and women’s healthcare. It offers products for multiple sclerosis, hemophilia, hypertension, respiratory tract infections, urinary infectious diseases, erectile dysfunction, magnetic resonance imaging, and diabetes, as well as provides hormonal contraceptives. The Consumer Care division manufactures and markets over-the-counter medications and nutritional supplements. It offers analgesics, gastrointestinal, and dermatological/topical products, as well as cough and cold remedies, and multivitamins and dietary supplements. The Diabetes Care division provides Contour and Breeze, the devices and test strips for blood glucose monitoring. Bayer HealthCare AG markets its products through regional and national distribution companies. The company is based in Leverkusen, Germany with additional offices in Monheim and Berlin, Germany, as well as Morristown, New Jersey; and Tarrytown, New York. It has research locations Berlin and Wuppertal, Germany, as well as West Haven, Connecticut; and Berkeley and Richmond, California. Bayer HealthCare AG is a subsidiary of Bayer AG.