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Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plc 

Hampshire International Business Park
Basingstoke  Hampshire  RG24 8EP  United Kingdom
Phone: 44-1256-894-000 Fax: 44-1256-894-708


Shire traces its history back to 1986, when a small team of entrepreneurs sought out a solution to address on a number of unmet medical needs. Within its first two years of operation, the company had launched a range of supplemental calcium products for patients seeking to treat or prevent osteoporosis. Soon thereafter, innovative drug development programs were under way on behalf of patients facing such challenging conditions as Alzheimer's disease and end-stage renal failure.

By 1992, Shire had embarked on the first of what would be a series of strategic acquisitions -- these were bold ventures that fortified our product lines and underscored the wisdom of a business model focused exclusively on products sold to specialist physicians. After the turn of the millennium, with the acquisition of TKT, we began our focus on rare diseases, something that remains a strategic focus for the company today. The Shire pipeline continues to be sustained by creative acquisitions and innovative licensing deals. Smart commercialization strategies have ensured that the right patients and the right physicians have the information they need to make appropriate choices about treatment options.

In June 2016, Shire completed a combination with Baxalta, creating the world’s leading global biotechnology company focused on serving patients with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. With over 22,000 employees across more than 100 countries, Shire’s expanded global reach and best-in-class products offer the potential to help even more patients around the world with significant unmet needs.




FOUNDER: Harry Stratford

CEO: Flemming Ornskov

CFO: Jeffrey Poulton


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Key Statistics

Ownership: Public

Web Site: Shire
Symbol: SHPG


Company News
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As Baxalta (BXLT) Merger Closes, Shire (SHPG) Talks Job Cuts Worth $700 Million 8/11/2016 2:01:59 PM
Shire (SHPG) Release: VONVENDI, The First And Only Recombinant Treatment For Adults Affected By Von Willebrand Disease, Launches In The U.S. 8/9/2016 8:27:38 AM
Paul Singer’s Hedge Fund Sues AbbVie (ABBV) Over Failed 2014 Shire (SHPG) Merger 8/9/2016 6:24:46 AM
Two Former Shire (SHPG) Execs Join Chronos Therapeutics as New VPs for Multiple Schlerosis and PTSD Research 8/4/2016 8:25:33 AM
Shire (SHPG) Kills Baxalta (BXLT)'s Hemophilia B Program; Clears Path for BioMarin (BMRN), Spark Therapeutics (ONCE) and uniQure (QURE) 8/3/2016 7:26:00 AM
Shire (SHPG) Delivers Strong Q2 2016 Revenue Growth; Upgrades Outlook 8/2/2016 10:56:27 AM
Shire (SHPG) Recommends Ads Holders Reject TRC Capital's “Mini-Tender Offer” 8/1/2016 10:19:13 AM