Diabetes industry guides to the 11 largest pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies producing diabetes related products or those involved with diabetes research.
This section of Diabetes.co.uk provides information about diabetes companies that operate in the UK.
Diabetes is a major problem in the UK, and as such a large healthcare and treatment industry has built up around it.
Pharmaceutical companies are responsible for the research, development, testing and distribution of:
The following companies are involved in the UK diabetes industry, and their products help many UK diabetics to have a better quality of life.
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Abbott Diabetes Care are located in Maidenhead, Berkshire, and provide a comprehensive range of blood glucose monitoring systems for diabetics in the UK and globally.
Bayer Diabetes Care introduced the first blood glucose meter, in 1969. Bayer Diabetes Care have continued to lead the field in diabetes healthcare innovation.
Eli Lilly is an enormous pharmaceutical company, who started their operations in London in 1934. The company built a major manufacturing plant in Basingstoke in the late 1930s.
GlaxoSmithKline, or ‘Glaxo’ for short are one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Their mission is to develop innovative medicines and products to help millions of patients throughout the world.
Lifescan UK is the UK branch of the company Lifescan. Lifescan operates with the aim of improving the quality of life for diabetes sufferers in the UK, by providing diabetic products and services.
Merck are an extremely old company, originating in 1668. Merck started out selling alkaloids and chemicals, and grew throughout the next centuries.
Novo Nordisk is one of the world leaders in the diabetes care industry. With a strong UK diabetes market presence, Novo Nordisk offer a full range of diabetes products, including insulin and insulin delivery devices.
Pfizer made their reputation in the US by bulk manufacturing chemicals for drugs. They had a breakthrough success in 1949 with an antibiotic drug called Terramycint.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups in the fields of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.
Sanofi-Aventis is one of the 3 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, and is number 1 in Europe. They are an enormous employer in Europe, providing approximately 100,000 jobs.