Shire

This is a pharmaceutical company formed to serve people who have rear health conditions with its operations concentrated in the United Kingdom but also having presence in the United States. It was founded in 1986 and later in January 2019 was acquired by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company (based in Japan) for $62B. Its headquarters in the UK is in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, and its shares trade on the London Stock Exchange. In the US, the group’s off-site offices are in Cambridge, Illinois, Chicago, and Massachusetts. It has operations in Zug, Switzerland, and in Dublin, Ireland, as well.

The company’s products were distributed worldwide in over 100 countries. It uses biotechnology, with its areas of focus being Immunology, Neuroscience, and Hematology, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Endocrine Angioedema, and Gastrointestinal disorders. It is also venturing in Oncology and Ophthalmology. The group seeks to give opportunities to patients with life-threatening conditions to have an alternative medical way of living and thus possibly have an extension of their lives.

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