Research & Innovation

Research for Medical Progress for the Benefit of the Patient

Bayer is the only global company simultaneously researching improvements in human, animal and plant health. Systematic and intensive collaboration among researchers beyond their original specialization is providing new impetus. From world-renowned pharmaceutical products to high-tech platforms, from innovative diagnostics technologies to veterinary medicines – Bayer lives an innovation culture across national borders and areas of research.

Research Areas at Bayer


Dr. Jürgen Klar and Dr. Michael Böttger (left to right) from
Bayer in Wuppertal evaluate images showing the condition of
the blood vessels at the back of the eye.

Drug discovery in the Pharmaceuticals segment focuses on the areas of cardiology, oncology, ophthalmology, hematology, radiology and gynecology.


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Consumer Health

Andreas Werner (left) and Francesco Lo Grande clean and
monitor the stirring rods of an ointment mixer for the production
of Bepanthen™ wound and healing ointment.

In our Consumer Health Division, research and development activities at the product development centers in Morristown, New Jersey and Memphis, Tennessee, United States, and Gaillard, France, focus on developing non-prescription medicines, medical skincare products, foot care products, sunscreens and nutritional supplements to market maturity. Aligned to end consumers, our development strategies are geared toward expanding and improving our brand portfolio through new products and delivery forms. We also work to achieve reclassification of current prescription medicines as OTC products. We introduced a number of new product line expansions to various markets in 2014. They included new delivery forms and uses for existing brands such as Canesten™, Bepanthen™/ Bepanthol™, Coppertone™ and Dr. Scholl’s™.



Animal Health

Lab assistant Carolin Geier examinating round worms in a
lab in Monheim.

In our Animal Health business unit, we focus our research and development activities on antiparasitics, antibiotics and medicines to treat non-infectious disorders. We operate R&D centers in Germany, the United States, New Zealand and Brazil. Our central research activities are conducted in Monheim, Germany. We reinforce the business by continually identifying further product development candidates through our existing collaborations.

Last updated: January 05, 2016  Copyright © Bayer Nordic