The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 17.2 billion (2011), is one of the world’s leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. Bayer’s aim is to discover, develop, manufacture and market products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Bayer has a global workforce of 55,700 employees (Dec 31, 2011) and is represented in more than 100 countries.
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Bracco Imaging S.p.A. is one of the World's leading companies in the diagnostic imaging business. Part of Bracco S.p.A., the holding company of Bracco Group, Bracco Imaging operates in over 80 markets worldwide, either directly or indirectly through subsidiaries, joint ventures, license and distribution partnership agreements. Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Bracco Imaging is one of the independent global players providing a large portfolio of imaging agents. Bracco Imaging's portfolio offering has been broadened with the acquisition of E-Z-EM, Inc., a major manufacturer of contrast media and medical devices for gastrointestinal (GI) radiology. The portfolio of Bracco Imaging offers products and solutions for all key diagnostic imaging modalities: X-Ray Imaging (including Computed Tomography-CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine through radioactive tracers.
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GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, performance improvement, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies is helping clinicians around the world re-imagine new ways to predict, diagnose, inform, treat and monitor disease, so patients can live their lives to the fullest. GE Healthcare's broad range of products and services enable healthcare providers to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological diseases and other conditions earlier. Our vision for the future is to enable a new "early health" model of care focused on earlier diagnosis, pre-symptomatic disease detection and disease prevention. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.
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Guerbet is a pioneer in the contrast agent field with 90 years of experience and is the only pharmaceutical group dedicated to medical imaging worldwide. It offers a comprehensive range of X-Ray, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Interventional Radiology and Theranostics (IRT) products, along with a range of injectors and related medical devices to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients. With 7% of its revenue consecrated to R&D and more than 200 employees distributed amongst its three centers in France and the United States, Guerbet is a substantial investor in research and innovation. Guerbet (GBT) is listed on Euronext Paris (Segment B – Mid Caps) and generated €776 million in revenue in 2016.
For more information about Guerbet, please visit www.guerbet.com
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is a diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of "sense and simplicity".
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs over 120,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.3 billion in 2010, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare.
Philips simplifies healthcare by focusing on the people in the care cycle - patients and care providers. Through combining human insights and clinical expertise, Philips aim to improve patient outcomes while lowering the burden on the healthcare system. Advanced healthcare solutions are a fundamental part of the portfolio for both healthcare professionals and consumers, to meet the needs of patients in hospitals and at home. Philips Healthcare employs approximately 35,500 people worldwide.
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