AstraZeneca is a British–Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company. In 2013 it moved its headquarters to Cambridge, England, and concentrated its R&D in three sites: Cambridge, Gaithersburg, Maryland (location of MedImmune) for work on biopharmaceuticals, and Mölndal (near Gothenburg) in Sweden, for research on traditional chemical drugs. In 2015 it was the eighth largest drug company in the world based on sales revenue.
Russia is one of the key markets for the company “AstraZeneca”. In October 2015 in the Kaluga region took place the grand opening of the company’s plant in Russia. Total investment in the creation of the company was $224 million. In addition, “AstraZeneca” is one of the largest companies that invest in scientific and research activities. In Russia, company conducts clinical research, which today includes more than six thousand patients. Seven and a half thousand patients participating in company studies, clinical practice. In 2016 company expanded scientific cooperation with Russian Society of Clinical Oncology and continued partnership with “Skolkovo” biomedcluster.