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