Bayer is a leader in pharmaceuticals, consumer health and crop science, with a purpose of providing ‘science for a better life’. With innovative and sustainable products, Bayer is contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time, helping to deliver its vision of ‘health for all, hunger for none’.
Within life sciences, Bayer is committed to providing healthcare solutions that benefit patients and clinicians by enabling better diagnosis and management across a range of conditions. It is focused on researching and developing innovative medicines that provide clinical benefit and value. In this way, Bayer’s broad product portfolio is addressing the growing requirements of patients, physicians, and the NHS.
The growing and increasingly aging world population requires improved medical care – Bayer is working to improve people’s quality of life by preventing, alleviating and curing diseases, advancing digital healthcare and providing products and tools that help enhance medical images and increase diagnostic confidence. Bayer currently employs over 600 people across its pharmaceutical, radiology and consumer health divisions, based out of its UK headquarters in Reading. Bayer’s success is based upon understanding the needs of the people that it serves, which they achieve through working with patient groups to support awareness and understanding of treatments and working with the NHS and Government to improve patient access to medicines.
Bayer pharmaceuticals in the UK focuses on:
- Prescription products, including for cardiorenal and women’s healthcare
- Specialty therapeutics in the areas of oncology and ophthalmology
- Radiology: providing products and tools that help enhance medical images and increase diagnostic confidence
Sustainability is at the heart of everything Bayer does in the UK. It is centred around digital transformation, a commitment to communities and through inclusion, diversity, and integrity. The UK business is contributing to Bayer’s global goal of being carbon neutral in operations by 2030.
The company is also passionate about encouraging an interest in science among young people and encouraging their development. Bayer has a ‘Baylab’ in the UK. This free laboratory for schools is run by a fully qualified, full-time science teacher and offers state of the art equipment, experiments, and the chance to use innovative ideas to solve tasks and develop solutions. More information on Baylab can be found here.