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Schering AG

Company nameSchering AG
SuccessorBayer Schering Pharma AG
HeadquartersBerlin-Wedding, Germany
Key peopleHubertus Erlen, last CEO
ProductsGynaecology & Andrology
Special therapeutics
Diagnostical devices & Nuclear medicine
Employees26,000 (2004)

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Schering AG was a research-centered German pharmaceutical company. It was founded in 1851 by Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering (1824-1889) and merged with Bayer's pharma sector in December 2006. The company's headquarters was in Berlin-Wedding, Germany. In North America, Schering operated mainly under the Berlex Laboratories brand.

At the time of the merger, the company employed more than 26,000 people in 140 subsidiaries worldwide. Schering's annual gross revenue was nearly - 5 billion (2003).

Schering AG focused on the business areas of gynaecology, andrology, multiple sclerosis, oncology, and contrast agents. Schering best-known products are probably its brands of combined oral contraceptive pills. Other key products included the interferon-beta brand Betaferon (Betaseron in North America) and the paramagnetic contrast agent Magnevist.

The largest German manufacturing facility was located in Bergkamen.

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