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Stock Report: Baxter International Inc. (BAX) Report Updated: Dec 07, 2016 | Print This Page

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Company Profile

Baxter International Inc., develops, manufactures, and markets products for people with hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions. The company’s BioScience segment processes recombinant and plasma-based proteins to treat hemophilia and other bleeding disorders; plasma-based therapies to treat immune deficiencies, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, burns and shock, and other chronic and acute blood-related conditions; and biosurgery products. The Medical Products segment manufactures intravenous (IV) solutions and administration sets, premixed drugs and drug-reconstitution systems, pre-filled vials and syringes for injectable drugs, IV nutrition products, infusion pumps, and inhalation anesthetics; and products and services related to pharmacy compounding, drug formulation and packaging technologies, as well as to treat renal disease, irreversible kidney failures, and other renal therapies. This segment also offers products for peritoneal dialysis, in-center and home hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, and other dialysis services. It markets its products through direct sales force, independent distributors, drug wholesalers, and specialty pharmacy to hospitals, kidney dialysis centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, doctors’ offices, clinical and medical research laboratories, and patients. The company operates in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Canada. It has collaboration with Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to develop and commercialize MM-398 injection; CTI BioPharma Corp. to develop and commercialize pacritinib; Coherus Biosciences, Inc. and Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to develop and commercialize biosimilars; JW Holdings Corporation for parenteral nutritional products; and Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. for rigosertib anti-cancer compound. The company was founded in 1931 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.