GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline
Name:
GlaxoSmithKline
Founded:
2000

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.

As well as providing diabetes drugs, Glaxo also tackle the three major ‘priority diseases’ as recognised by the WHO:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malaria

Based in the UK

With an estimated 7 per cent market share of the worlds pharmaceutical market, Glaxo are headquartered in the UK but extend their reach globally.

Glaxo spend an estimated £300,000 every hour trying to find new medicines.

Their major areas of expertise are:

  • Asthma
  • Virus control
  • Infections
  • Mental health
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive conditions
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