In this article, we are going to learn about the 5 largest vaccine companies in the world, based on Insider Monkey’s latest article. Before vaccination, people died of even the most common diseases, such as flu, whooping cough, measles and chicken-pox, just to name a few. When the vaccination was worldwide available against the polio epidemic, millions of parents were relieved. Until that day tens of thousands of children had died of polio, or they were paralyzed globally. The largest pharmaceutical companies have managed to develop large number of vaccinations since the beginning, such as tuberculosis, cholera, small-pox, malaria and HIV. Humanity can be grateful for these vaccinations, and due to them, life expectancy has grown significantly. In the year of 2020, humanity has met one of the largest challenge – COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The largest pharmaceutical companies competed with each other to develop the proper vaccine against it, and now we have several different vaccines to use. Perhaps this year we can go on with our life, where we stopped.
After this short introduction, let’s see what we are so curious about, three of the largest vaccine companies in the world from Insider Monkey’s list. AstraZeneca stands on the fourth spot with a total market cap of $133,055 billion, total revenue of $23,565 million, total assets of $61,377 and 70,600 employees. AstraZeneca plc. is a British-Swedish worldwide pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company with its headquarters in Cambridge, England. AstraZeneca has cures for many illness, such as cardiovascular, contamination, cancer, gastrointestinal, respiratory and inflammation. Merck is on the third spot with a total market cap of $210.068 billion, total revenue of $46,840 million, total assets of $84,397 and 71,000 employees. Merck and Co., Inc., d.b.a. Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) outside the United States and Canada, is an American worldwide pharmaceutical company headquartered in New Jersey. According to Insider Monkey’s research “Medically significant antibodies created at Merck incorporate the first-ever mumps vaccine, the primary rubella vaccine, and the main trivalent measles, mumps, rubella (MMR vaccine).” Pfizer is always in the top three, and now it stands on the second spot with a total market cap of $206.383 billion, total revenue of $51,750 million, total assets of $167,489 and 88,300 employees. It’s an American worldwide pharmaceutical. Can you guess which company tops the list? Checking out your result, please click and jump to see the entire article of the biggest vaccine companies in the world.