Top 5 Pharmaceutical Companies

Water In Pharmaceutical Industry

Here at SNF, we provide our products and services to a wide range of industry sectors. This includes the pharmaceutical industry, where water is used in large volumes not only as an ingredient in many formulations but also as a cleaning agent. We thought we’d take a look at the top 5 pharmaceutical companies in the world based on their global sales:


Created in 1996 through the merger of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz, Novartis focus on pharmaceuticals, eye care and generics. These divisions are supported by their global research organisation, the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) and the Novartis Business Services.

Did you know?

Novartis brands include contact lens giants CIBA Vision as well as Sandoz, who provide generic pharmaceuticals to more than 90 percent of the world’s population!


Pfizer are one of the world’s most innovative biopharmaceutical companies who develop and provide over 100 different medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products around the world. They have a leading portfolio of products and medicines that save lives, prevent illness and improve health and wellbeing across a broad range of therapeutic areas.

Did you know?

Pfizer brands include Viagra as well as Advil (Ibuprofen) –  the #1 selling pain reliever among over-the-counter brands.


Roche focus on developing medicines and diagnostics that will help patients lead longer, better lives. They have a portfolio of treatments for diseases including viral infections, metabolic conditions, central nervous system disorders and inflammatory diseases.

Did you know?

Roche are the leading UK provider of therapies for cancer.


Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients’ needs. They are engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and Sanofi Genzyme.

Did you know?

Products include Anthisan and Solpadol, and their brands include Chattem, ACT and Gold Bond.

Merck & Co.

Merck develop new therapies that treat and prevent disease as well as improving global health and well-being. They’re currently focusing their work on Oncology, Hepatitis C, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and Alzheimer’s.

Did you know?

The MMR Vaccine was developed by Merck.



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