Quality Assured Services (QAS) is a direct marketer of point-of-care and self-testing diagnostic products. It distributes easy-to-use diagnostic kits directly to consumers' homes, as well as to health professionals and home health care providers. Its products include anticoagulation tests, cholesterol tests, and other products that monitor and diagnose such conditions as blood pressure, diabetes, lung function, and infectious diseases. The company also provides telemedicine support, patient management software, insurance verification, and billing services. QAS is a subsidiary of diagnostic products firm Inverness Medical Innovations.
Grifols, Inc. company provides products and services through three primary divisions: bioscience, diagnostic, and hospital. The bioscience division processes plasma from the company's collection centers into therapeutic derivative products such as coagulation factors and liver dialysis products. Its diagnostic division makes reagents and testing devices and instruments for laboratories, including blood bags, separators, incubators, and refrigerators. Grifols provides equipment, software, nutritional products, and IV preparations for hospitals and pharmacies through its hospital division. The company operates nationwide and is a subsidiary of Spain-based Grifols, S.A.
NextPharma Technologies, also known as NextPharma San Diego (and sometimes known as Bioserv) provides contract manufacturing services to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and medical device companies. Its facilities can prepare the small batches of biological drugs and placebos used in clinical trials. It can produce solid, liquid, and semi-solid products, as well as injectable drugs. It also offers clinical trial support services and pharmaceutical logistics services. The company's customers include both small and large multinational health care corporations. NextPharma Technologies is the US subsidiary of the UK's NextPharma Technologies Holding Ltd.
Labopharm Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops drugs by incorporating its proprietary controlled-release technologies. It offers once-daily formulation of the analgesic tramadol under the RYZOLT brand name for the treatment of severe chronic pain in adults. The company sells RYZOLT primarily in the United States, Europe, Canada, South Korea, and Australia. Labopharm's products in pipeline include once-daily formulation of trazodone, a serotonin antagonist reuptake inhibitor for the treatment of depressive disorder. Its product candidates in clinical development based on Contramid platform comprise twice-daily formulation of tramadol plus acetaminophen to address acute pain; and Abuse Deterrent Platform to provide safer medications through resistance to the uncontrolled release of the active ingredient after actions, such as breaking, chewing, crushing and heating, or consumption with alcohol. Its product candidates in clinical development based on the Polymeric Nano-Delivery System platform comprise lipid-and preservative-free formulation of the intravenous anaesthetic agent propofol; and SN-38, which is the active metabolite in the prescribed intravenous colon cancer drug irinotecan.
Genzyme Pharmaceuticals, a division of leading biotech firm Genzyme, couldn't agree more. The division, at its main production facility in Liestal, Switzerland, makes chemical intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients used in the production of a number of drugs, many manufactured by its parent. Its main products include natural and synthetic lipids and amino acid derivatives. It has also partnered with major pharmaceutical companies to develop custom manufacturing of drugs currently in development. Additionally, Genzyme Pharmaceuticals manufactures lipid-based drug delivery systems.
The US subsidiary of pharmaceuticals and materials giant Bayer AG (or Bayer Group), Bayer Corporation operates through three divisions and an internal services company. Bayer Corporation handles Bayer Group's US operations in three segments: Bayer HealthCare (pharmaceuticals, animal health, and over-the-counter medicines), MaterialScience (plastics, coatings, and polyurethanes), and Bayer CropScience (herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides). The internal services unit, Bayer Corporate and Business Services, handles administrative, technology, human resources, legal, and procurement functions for the Bayer Group's US operations.
Allergy Research Group Inc. offers nutritional supplement products. It offers amino acids, antioxidant formulas, bioenergetics, bioflavonoids, blood sugar, books, brain, cardiovascular, comprehensive formulas, fatty acids, eye, gastric support, glandulars, and hormone products. Allergy Research Group also provides immune support, liver support, martin pall products, metabolic support, microbial balancers, minerals, multiples, musculoskeletal, probiotics, specialty products, vitamin B products, vitamin C products, and vitamin D, E, K products. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Alameda, California. As of September 9, 2008, Allergy Research Group Inc. operates as a subsidiary of KI NutriCare, Inc.
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey. NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development of specialty therapeutics for gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders. The company is advancing two late-stage programs to restore or replace biological function, including GATTEX (teduglutide), which is in Phase 3 clinical development for parenteral dependent short bowel syndrome; and NPSP558 (parathyroid hormone 1-84 [rDNA origin] injection) that is in Phase 3 clinical development as a hormone therapy for hypoparathyroidism. It complements its internal programs with strategic partnerships with Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline, Kyowa Kirin, and Nycomed.
NutraCea is a health science company that has intellectual property that allows the Company to process and convert rice bran into a nutritious ingredient, stabilized rice bran that has applications in various food products and as components of formulations that have applications for treatment modalities in nutritional supplementation. It is also used as a stand-alone product that can be sold through non-related entities with distribution into the market place, both in the United States and internationally. These products include food supplements and medical foods. The Company operates in two segments: the NutraCea segment, which manufactures and distributes ingredients primarily derived from SRB, and the Irgovel segment, which consists of its rice-bran oil and fatted and de-fatted SRB manufacturing subsidiary in Pelotas, Brazil. In November 2009, the Company filed a voluntary petition for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankrupt Code.
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (GSK India) is the top of the pill heap. India's leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, the company makes pharmaceuticals and consumer health care products through its two manufacturing facilities in Nashik and Thane; it also has a clinical development center in Bangalore. Its products include those targeting problems with infections, gynecology, dermatology, diabetes, and the cardiovascular system. Top sellers are Augmentin, Zinetac, Calpol, Phexin, and Betnesol. GSK India also makes vaccines to treat or prevent hepatitis A and B, the flu, chickenpox, and tetanus. Its distribution network stretches throughout the country. UK-based drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline owns GSK India.
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