Bayer AG

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Bayer is a German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company, headquartered in Leverkusen. Bayer's primary areas of business include human and veterinary pharmaceuticals; consumer healthcare products; agricultural chemicals and biotechnology products; and high value polymers. (WP)

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Bayer Crop Science

Bayer Crop Science has products in crop protection (pesticides, insecticides), non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. It is also involved in genetic engineering of food.ref
  • 2016: Bayer Crop Science became one of Bayer AG's 3 major divisions, as part of its wholesale corporate restructuring.ref
  • Sept.2014: Liberty: Bayer announced plans to invest $1bn in the USA between 2013-2016. Bayer said the largest investments would be to expand production of its herbicide Liberty, an alternative to Monsanto's Roundup. ref
  • 2006: GMO Contamination: Bayer Crop Science's genetically modified "LibertyLink" rice contaminated the US rice supply. Consequently, the EU banned imports of US long-grain rice.ref


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  • 2002: Bayer Crop Science: Aventis CropScience was acquired by Bayer AG (now part of Sanofi SA and fused it with their own agrochemicals division Bayer Pflanzenschutz (Crop Protection). Plant Genetic Systems, a Belgian biotech company, became part of Bayer through the Aventis acquisition.
  • 2002: Nunhems, a Dutch seed company and one of the world's top 5 seed companies at the time, was acquired by Bayer AG.ref. Website

Schering AG


  • 2006: Bayer Schering Pharma AG: Bayer AG acquired Schering AG, and formed a new subsidiary. In 2011, renamed as "Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals".
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  • 2009: Schering-Plough: merged with Merck & Company Inc.
  • ?date?: Schering Corporation, USA subsidiary of Schering AG.
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  • 1871: Chemische Fabrik auf Actien: the Green Pharmacy was renamed, and incorporated.
  • 1851: Grüne Apotheke: Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering opened the Green Pharmacy in Berlin's Chausseestraße.