The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 142 affiliates in 50 countries and more than 41,500 employees.Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed for 125 years to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. Boehringer Ingelheim is recognised for the excellence of its product pipeline covering therapeutic areas ranging from respiratory, cardiovascular to central nerve system medicines. In recent years, the company also successfully advanced its research in diseases including diabetes and tumors. In 2009, Boehringer Ingelheim posted net sales of EUR 12.7 billion while spending 21% of net sales in its largest business segment, Prescription Medicines, on research and development. For more information, visit www.boehringer-ingelheim.com.