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Headquartered in Leverkusenwhere its illuminated corporate logo, the Bayer cross, is a landmark, Bayer’s areas of business include human and veterinary pharmaceuticals; consumer healthcare products; agricultural geschhftsbericht and biotechnology products; and high-value polymers.

The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index. Founded in Barmen in geschftsbricht a dyestuffs factory, Bayer’s first and best-known product was aspirin. In Bayer trademarked the name heroin for the drug diacetylmorphine and marketed it as a cough suppressant and non-addictive substitute for morphine until Bayer also introduced phenobarbital ; prontosilthe first widely used antibiotic and the subject of the Nobel Prize in Medicine; the antibiotic Cipro ciprofloxacin ; and Yaz drospirenone birth control pills.

In Bayer was geschffsbericht of six chemical companies that merged to form IG Farben[6] the world’s largest chemical and pharmaceutical company. Bayer played a key role in the Wirtschaftswunder in post-war West Germanyquickly regaining its position as one of the world’s largest chemical and pharmaceutical corporations.

Fuchsine and aniline became the company’s most important products. The headquarters and most production facilities lanxesss from Barmen to a larger area in Elberfeld in After the death of his father inthe company became a joint-stock company, Farbenfabriken vorm.

A further expansion in Elberfeld was impossible, so the company moved to the village Wiesdorf at Rhein and settled in the area of the alizarin producer Leverkus and Sons. A new city, Lwnxesswas founded there in and became home to Bayer AG’s headquarters. The company’s corporate logo, the Bayer cross, was introduced gescfhtsberichtconsisting of the word BAYER written geschftxbericht and horizontally, sharing the Y and enclosed in a circle.

Bayer’s first major product was acetylsalicylic acid —first described by French chemist Charles Frederic Gerhardt in [15] —a modification of salicylic acid or salicina folk remedy found in the bark of the willow plant.

The term aspirin continued to be used in the US, Geschftsberict and France for all brands of the drug, [18] but it is still a registered trademark of Bayer in over 80 countries, including Canada, Mexico, Germany and Switzerland. As of approximately 40, tons of aspirin were produced each year and 10—20 billion tablets consumed in the United States alone for prevention of cardiovascular events.

There is an unresolved controversy over the roles played by Bayer scientists in the development of aspirin. He also said he had invented the name aspirin and was the first person to use the new formulation to test its safety and efficacy.

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Bayer contends that aspirin was discovered by Felix Hoffmann to help his father, who had arthritis. Heroin diacetylmorphinenow illegal as an addictive drug, was introduced as a non-addictive substitute for morphine, [24] and trademarked and marketed by Bayer from to as a cough suppressant and over-the-counter treatment for 0209 common ailments, including pneumonia and tuberculosis.

In Bayer licensed the patent for the hypnotic drug diethylbarbituric acid from its inventors Emil Fischer and Joseph von Mering.


It was marketed under the trade name Veronal as a sleep aid beginning in Systematic investigations of the effect of structural changes on potency and duration of action at Bayer led to the discovery of phenobarbital in and the discovery of its potent anti-epileptic activity in Phenobarbital was among the most widely used drugs for the treatment of epilepsy through the s, and as of it remains on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medications.

During World War I —Bayer’s assets, including the rights to its name and trademarks, were confiscated in the United States, Canada and several other countries.

In Bayer scientists discovered suraminan anti- parasite drug that is still sold by Bayer under the brand name Germanin.

The formula of suramin was kept secret by Bayer for commercial reasons, but it was elucidated and published in by Ernest Fourneau and his team at the Pasteur Institute.

In Bayer became part of IG Farbena German conglomerate formed from the merger of six chemical companies: Helmuth Vetter, an Auschwitz camp physician, SS captain and employee of the Bayer group within IG Farben conducted medical experiments on inmates at Auschwitz and at the Mauthausen concentration camp.

However, we were unable to obtain conclusive results because they died during the experiments. We would kindly request that you send us another group of women to the same number and at the same price.

In Bayer brought the first neuroleptic chlorpromazine onto the German market. It detected pregnancy by inducing menstruation in women who were not pregnant; the presence or absence of menstrual bleeding was then used to determine whether the user was pregnant. The test became the subject of controversy when it was blamed for birth defectsand it was withdrawn from the market in the mids.

Litigation in the s ended inconclusively. A review of the matter by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in assessed the studies performed to date and found the evidence for adverse effects to be inconclusive.

In Bayer purchased Miles Laboratories and its subsidiaries Miles Canada and Cutter Laboratoriesacquiring along with them a variety of product lines including Alka-SeltzerFlintstones vitamins and One-A-Day vitamins, and Cutter insect repellent.

Factor VIII, a clotting agent used to treat hemophiliawas produced, at the time, by processing donated blood. According to the New York Timesthis was “one of the worst drug-related medical disasters in history”.

Companies, including Geschtfsbericht, developed new ways to treat donated blood with heat to decontaminate it, and these new products were introduced early in But panxess documents emerged showing that Cutter had continued to sell unheated blood products in markets outside the US untilincluding in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan lanxwss Argentina, to geschftsbdricht a product they were unable to sell in Europe and the US; they also continued manufacturing the unheated product for several months.

Bayer said it did this because some countries were doubtful about the efficacy of the new product. Bayer has been involved in other controversies regarding its drug products.

In the late s it introduced a statin drug, Baycol cerivastatinbut after 52 deaths were attributed to it, Bayer discontinued it in The side effect was rhabdomyolysiscausing renal failurewhich occurred with a tenfold greater frequency geeschftsbericht patients treated with Baycol in comparison to those prescribed alternate medications of the statin class. Bayer produces various fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and some crop varieties. A runaway reaction ruptured a tank and the resulting explosion killed two employees.


The acquisition of Schering was the largest take-over in Bayer’s history, [] [] and as of was one of the ten biggest pharma mergers of all time. Bayer would attain second place globally in nonprescription drugs.

In May Bayer offered to buy U. The following is an illustration of the company’s major mergers, acquisitions and historical predecessors:. Miles Laboratories Acq Roche Pharmaceuticals AcqOver the counter division. Covestro Spun off Monsanto’s Asia subsidiaries [] Sold to Devgen, Agroeste Sementes [] Acq Aly Participacoes Ltda [] Acq Divergence, Inc [] Acq Beeologics [] Acq Climate Corp Acq Agradis, Inc [] Select assets, Acq Rosetta Green Ltd [] Acq Diener Seeds [] Seed marketing and sales businesses, Acq Sieben Hybrids [] Acq Kruger Seed Company [] Acq Trisler Seed Farms [] Acq Gold Country Seed, Inc [] Acq Heritage Seeds [] Acq Specialty Hybrids [] Acq Fontanelle Hybrids [] Acq Stewart Seeds [] Acq Trelay Seeds [] Acq Stone Seeds [] Acq Channel Bio Corp [] Acq Poloni Semences [] Acq Charentais melon breeding company [] Acq Into separate operational and strategic managements, Bayer AG was reorganized into a holding company.

The group’s core businesses were transformed into limited companies, each controlled by Bayer AG.

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Inthe company began a second restructuring with the aim of allowing it to transition to a life sciences based company. Bayer CropScience has products in crop protection i.

In addition to conventional agrochemical business, it gedchftsbericht involved in genetic engineering of food. Shortly after the public learned of the contamination, the E.

The case is currently on appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court. A Bayer spokesperson said that the geschftwbericht investments will be made to expand the production of its herbicide Liberty.

Liberty is an alternative to Monsanto’s product, Roundupwhich are both used to kill weeds. It is listed on the Indian stock exchanges viz. Before the restructuring, Bayer HealthCare comprises a further four subdivisions: Key products include analgesics such as Bayer Aspirin and Aleve, food supplements Redoxon and Beroccaand skincare products Bepanthen and Bepanthol. Bayer Pharma produces the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin.

Both pills use a newer type of progestin hormone called drospirenone in combination with estrogen. Yaz is advertised as a treatment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder PMDD and moderate acne. The division also comprises the Radiology Business Unit which markets contrast-enhanced diagnostic imaging equipment together with the lanxxess contrast agents.

One example in the area of non-clinical safety assessment is the InnoMed PredTox program. The division specializes in parasite control and prescription pharmaceuticals for dogs, cats, horses, and cattle. Bayer Business Services also employs specialists in India. Geschgtsbericht Chemicals AG with the exception of H. Starck and Wolff Walsrode was combined with certain components of the polymers segment to form the new company Lanxess on 1 July ; Lanxess was listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in early Bayer Diabetes Care managed Bayer’s medical devices portfolio.

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