AstraZeneca is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a research-oriented company, AstraZeneca believes that curiosity is the best way to express its commitment to the health of Canadians. Looking beyond the obvious, AstraZeneca solves problems through innovative solutions. It drives researchers and scientists toward discovering new and better treatments for medical conditions and diseases.
AstraZeneca’s primary focus is on three important areas of healthcare: Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease (CVMD); Oncology; and Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity (RIA). It’s also active in the Infection, Neuroscience and Gastrointestinal (ING) disease areas.
The company employs approximately 600 people, including roughly 275 employees at its head office in Mississauga — headquarters for Scientific Affairs, Clinical Research, Finance, Information Services, Corporate Affairs, and Sales and Marketing. These employees work to provide AstraZeneca’s medicines to more than 3 million Canadians.