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AstraZeneca


AstraZeneca is to invest £75m in a new warehouse and packing facility at its site in Macclesfield, securing the future of 3,500 jobs.
16-Dec-2015


AstraZeneca has won permission from Cambridge City Council to build a new £330m headquarters for 2,000 staff by the end of 2016.
05-Feb-2015


AstraZeneca is to buy US-based Bristol-Myers Squibb out of their diabetes treatments joint venture for up to £2.5bn, with the transfer of about 4,100 staff.
30-Dec-2013


AstraZeneca is to relocate up to 400 research scientists to three temporary sites in Cambridge next year, in preparation for the 2016 opening of its new £330m headquarters.
21-Nov-2013


AstraZeneca is to invest £120m in the development of a new Zoladex production facility at its site in Macclesfield by 2017, securing the future of 300 jobs.
12-Nov-2013


AstraZeneca is to acquire Spirogen, the London-based drug development firm with 25 staff, for an initial £125m, in order to expand its MedImmune biologics division.
17-Oct-2013


AstraZeneca has announced that its MedImmune biologics research division has acquired Spirogen, the biotechnology firm, for an initial £125m.
15-Oct-2013


AstraZeneca has won permission to build a 70,000 sq ft finished formulation facility at its pharmaceutical plant in Macclesfield, with the creation of 36 jobs.
11-Sep-2013


AstraZeneca has confirmed plans to develop a new £330m global headquarters for 2,000 staff at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus by 2016.
19-Jun-2013


AstraZeneca has secured government funding of £5m to help develop a BioScience cluster at its Alderley Edge research site, in order to attract innovative pharmaceutical companies.
25-Oct-2012


AstraZeneca is to acquire Ardea Biosciences, the US pharmaceuticals firm, for £782m.
23-Apr-2012


AstraZeneca is to sell Astra Tech, its Sweden-based dental products business with 2,200 staff, to Dentsply International for about £1.1bn.
22-Jun-2011


AstraZeneca is said to be planning to set up a 55,000 sq ft office at Stockley Park near Heathrow.
18-Jan-2010


AstraZeneca is to acquire Novexel, the French infection research company, for up to £266m, and will collaborate with US-based Forest Laboratories in the development of two antibiotics.
31-Dec-2009


AstraZeneca is planning to relocate its London headquarters from Mayfair to a 60,000 sq ft office in Paddington next year.
04-Aug-2009


AstraZeneca has awarded a £45m contract to Mott MacDonald to build a four-storey research centre at its Alderley Park site in Cheshire.
18-May-2009


AstraZeneca has appointed CB Richard Ellis to find a suitable 60,000 sq ft site for a new headquarters in London, and is expected to relocate from Stanhope Gate by 2010.
16-Mar-2009


AstraZeneca is to acquire MedImmune, the US biotechnology company that is developing about 45 experimental drugs and flu vaccines and has almost 3,000 staff, for £7.7bn.
24-Apr-2007


AstraZeneca has announced plans to invest a further £4.3m in the expansion of its pharmaceuticals testing laboratory in Brixham, Devon, by 2008.
07-Mar-2007


AstraZeneca is to shed 700 of the 2,500 jobs at its pharmaceuticals factory in Macclesfield over the next three years, but has also announced plans to invest £63m in a new laboratory at the site.
21-Feb-2007


AstraZeneca is to acquire Arrow Therapeutics, the London-based biotechnology company with 57 staff, for £76m, and has also announced plans to shed 3,000 jobs over the next three years.
02-Feb-2007


AstraZeneca is planning to double the size of its recently-acquired Cambridge Antibody Technology subsidiary by extending its research into new disease areas, with the creation of 200 jobs.
08-Nov-2006


AstraZeneca is planning to set up a £53m pharmaceuticals research centre in China by 2009.
29-May-2006


AstraZeneca is to acquire Cambridge Antibody Technology, the Cambridge-based biotechnology company with 300 staff, for £700m.
15-May-2006


AstraZeneca has won planning permission from Torbay Council for a new £9m four-storey laboratory building at its site in Brixham, securing the future of 90 jobs.
15-Aug-2005


AstraZeneca is to set up a £21m pharmaceuticals manufacturing plant in Egypt in 2007, with the creation of 140 jobs.
02-Dec-2004


AstraZeneca is investing £75m in Cambridge Antibody Technology, in order to co-operate in the development of anti-inflammatory drugs.
23-Nov-2004


AstraZeneca and Royal Cosun are to sell their Advanta seeds business to Syngenta of Switzerland for £280m.
13-May-2004


AstraZeneca is to invest £16m in new drug discovery facilities at its Charnwood site by 2006, with the creation of 75 scientific jobs, and has also provided details of a further investment at Alderley Park in Cheshire.
17-Mar-2004


AstraZeneca is to invest £60m in Abgenix, the US biotechnology company, in order to collaborate in the area of antibody drug development.
17-Oct-2003


AstraZeneca is planning to invest £19m in a new research facility in India to develop treatments for tuberculosis.
02-Jun-2003


AstraZeneca has sold Marlow Foods, the manufacturer of Quorn substitute meat products, to Montagu Private Equity for £70m.
27-May-2003


AstraZeneca is to set up a £40m screening centre at its Alderley Park site in Cheshire by next year, in order to boost research into cancer, diabetes and other illnesses.
19-Sep-2002


AstraZeneca is to open a £69m pharmaceuticals plant in the Wuxi New District of China, where it will employ 280 people manufacturing products for the domestic market.
30-Apr-2001


AstraZeneca is to acquire the rights to develop cancer treatment based on the work of Cyclacel in Dundee, in a £8m deal.
17-Apr-2001


AstraZeneca has announced plans to invest £110m in new laboratory and office facilities at its Alderley Park research site near Macclesfield.
28-Mar-2001


AstraZeneca has sold its dental anaesthetics business to Dentsply International of the US for £91m.
22-Jan-2001


AstraZeneca is to invest £37m in the expansion of its Macclesfield plant, due to rising demand for its Seroquel treatment for schizophrenia.
16-Jan-2001


AstraZeneca and Novartis are planning to dispose of a number of fungicide and herbicide products in order to win European approval for the merger of their agrochemicals businesses into a new company called Syngenta.
27-Jul-2000


AstraZeneca and Novartis of Switzerland are to merge their agricultural chemicals operations, creating a new company called Syngenta that will be the world's biggest crop protection group.
02-Dec-1999


AstraZeneca is selling its speciality chemicals business to a management buy-out backed by Cinven and Investcorp for £1.3bn.
13-May-1999