Top 50 Biotech Companies in the World [2022]

Among the eleven GICS stock market sectors, Healthcare is one of the most valuable, and companies associated with the biotechnology industry represent a significant portion of that wealth.

The value is not only monetary: from cancer immunotherapies to novel diagnostic equipment and more, biotech companies are advancing human health at a historically unprecedented pace.

We have provided an overview of the top 50 biotech companies in the world based on market capitalization (the combined value of each company’s total stock shares) as of July 2022.

Collectively, these companies have a worth of over $4.5 trillion and are headquartered in countries around the globe.

Given that the combined wealth of companies in the Healthcare sector is approximately $7.5 trillion, these companies alone account for over half of that wealth.

25 of the companies are headquartered in the United States while 7 are in Japan, 3 in each China, Germany, and Switzerland, 2 in each the United Kingdom, India, and Denmark, 1 in each Ireland, Australia, and France.

At first place on the list is the biotechnology giant Johnson & Johnson, with a total worth of over $452 billion.

Neurocrine Biosciences, a California-based biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for neurological and endocrine diseases and disorders, ranks in last place with a market cap of $9.10 billion.

The Italian pharmaceutical company Recordati barely missed the list with a market cap of only $8.99 billion.

For a focused review of biotech companies developing immunotherapies for cancer and other diseases, consider checking out the ImmunoFrontiers ImmunoBiotech Viewspace.

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Top 50 Biotech Companies of 2022

RankCompanyValue in BillionsSymbol
1Johnson & Johnson$452.91JNJ
2Roche$335.96ROG.SW
3Eli Lilly$312.36LLY
4Pfizer$287.44PFE
5AbbVie$262.36ABBV
6Novo Nordisk$259.94NVO
7Merck$227.87MRK
8Thermo Fisher Scientific$219.82TMO
9Astrazeneca$202.20AZN
10Novartis$187.43NVS
11Bristol-Myers Squibb$155.31BMY
12Amgen$131.38AMGN
13Sanofi$124.61SNY
14CSL$96.62CSL.AX
15GlaxoSmithKline$86.00GSK
16Zoetis$83.85ZTS
17Gilead Sciences$76.26GILD
18Vertex Pharmaceuticals$71.68VRTX
19Moderna$65.04MRNA
20Regeneron Pharmaceuticals$64.38REGN
21Bayer$57.41BAYZF
22Daiichi Sankyō$49.714568.T
23Samsung Biologics$45.40207940.KS
24Takeda Pharmaceutical$45.36TAK
25Chugai Pharmaceutical$44.794519.T
26WuXi Biologics$43.95WXXWY
27WuXi AppTec$42.672359.HK
28Lonza$42.52LONN.SW
29BioNTech$38.92BNTX
30Agilent Technologies$37.35A
31Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine$36.34600276.SS
32Baxter$33.31BAX
33Illumina$31.68ILMN
34Seagen$31.59SGEN
35Biogen$29.92BIIB
36Royalty Pharma$29.06RPRX
37Astellas Pharma$28.684503.T
38Sun Pharmaceutical$25.93SUNPHARMA.NS
39Genmab$23.32GMAB
40Otsuka Holdings$19.714578.T
41bioMérieux$12.75BIM.PA
42kyowa Kirin$12.604151.T
43Charles River Laboratories$12.04CRL
44Viatris$11.57VTRS
45Qiagen$10.89QGEN
46Biohaven Pharmaceutical$10.36BHVN
47Jazz Pharmaceuticals$9.83JAZZ
48Cipla$9.81CIPLA.NS
49Elanco$9.79ELAN
50Neurocrine Biosciences$9.10NBIX