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AstraZeneca PLC is engaged in the discovery, development, and commercialization of medicines for cardiovascular and metabolic disease; oncology; respiratory, inflammation, and autoimmunity; and infection, neuroscience, and gastrointestinal disease areas worldwide. Its principal products include Crestor for the treatment of dyslipidaemia and hypercholesterolemia; Seloken/Toprol-XL for control of hypertension and for use in heart failure and angina; Iressa for non-small cell lung cancer; Faslodex for breast cancer in post-menopausal women; and Zoladex for prostate cancer, breast cancer, and certain benign gynaecological disorders. The company's principal products also comprise Pulmicort for treating asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Symbicort for maintenance treatment of asthma and COPD; Nexium for treatment of acid-related diseases; Seroquel XR for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and generalised anxiety disorder; and Synagis for the prevention of serious lower respiratory tract disease caused by respiratory syncytial virus in paediatric patients. In addition, it has 99 pipeline projects, which include 85 in clinical development and 14 either approved, launched, or filed. The company markets its products to primary care and specialist doctors through distributors or local representative offices. AstraZeneca PLC has collaboration agreements with Amgen, Inc.; FibroGen, Inc.; Roche Holding AG; Qiagen N.V.; and Illumina, Inc. The company was formerly known as Zeneca Group PLC and changed its name to AstraZeneca PLC in April 1999. AstraZeneca PLC was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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astrazeneca plc (ZEG) Top Compensated Officers

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Total Annual Compensation: 3.0M GBP
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Total Annual Compensation: 259.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

astrazeneca plc (ZEG) Key Developments

Illumina Announces Strategic Partnerships with AstraZeneca, Janssen and Sanofi to Redefine Companion Diagnostics for Oncology

Illumina, Inc. announced it has formed collaborative partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies to develop a universal next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based oncology test system. The system will be used for clinical trials of targeted cancer therapies with a goal of developing and commercializing a multi-gene panel for therapeutic selection, resulting in a more comprehensive tool for precision medicine. Initial strategic partners include AstraZeneca, Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Sanofi. Illumina is working with the strategic partners to develop assays that detect and measure multiple variants simultaneously to support partners' clinical trials, with the objectives of securing regulatory agency approvals and test commercialization. In parallel, Illumina is working with key thought leaders to set standards for NGS-based assays in routine clinical oncology practice, as well as to define regulatory frameworks to enable this new testing paradigm.

Pfize To Buy Actavis And AstraZeneca

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) is looking at new targets for acquisitions, Bloomberg reports. Pfizer is making an attempt to acquire AstraZeneca PLC (LSE:AZN). It is also considering other alternatives including Actavis plc (NYSE:ACT). Shares of Actavis are rising 3% to $230 and AstraZeneca is up 2% to $72.59. in pre market trading.

AstraZeneca Introduces Oral Medication for Type 2 Diabetes

AstraZeneca announced the launch of its new once-daily oral medication to aid Filipino adult patients with type 2 diabetes manage their condition better through the removal of excess glucose and its associated calories in the urine. Diabetes is a chronic progressive disease that is complex to manage. Most of the Filipino patients with diabetes are struggling to control their blood sugar levels, as well as its co-morbidities such as weight, blood pressure and blood cholesterol. 85% of Filipino patients with type 2 diabetes, blood sugar remains uncontrolled. Apart from poor blood glucose control, it has been reported that Asian patients contract the disease at a younger age, making them at a higher risk of developing long-term complications resulting in higher rates of morbidity and early mortality. As a result of the difficulty to change Filipino's food consumption and attitude towards physical activity, weight management then becomes an issue. In the country, it has been reported that seven out of 10 adults with type 2 diabetes are overweight and obese. Recognizing the difficulties being experienced by adult patients with type 2 diabetes, AstraZeneca has developed a new oral medication that will aid Filipinos with Diabetes manage their situation better. The oral medication, Dapagliflozin, developed by AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, is a selective and reversible inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) that works independently of insulin to help flush out surplus sugar, thus reducing blood sugar levels.


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