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Pharmacia was originally a government owned Swedish pharmaceutical company. Sold to private interests in the 1990s, it was first merged with the American pharmaceutical company Upjohn and headquartered in London. The merged company Pharmacia & Upjohn was there after bought by the American bioindustry and medical company Monsanto. The resulting conglomerate took the name of Pharmacia Inc and spun off its agricultural chemical division under the name Monsanto.

In July 2002, the American pharmaceutical Pfizer placed a bid on Pharmacia. The bid was accepted by the stockholders in December 2002 and is awaiting approval from the European Union competition authorities.

See also: List of American companies, List of Swedish companies

External Links

  • Pharmacia (http://www.pharmacia.com/) - corporate site

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