Grifols SA

Grifols SA

Grifols SA

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Avinguda de la Generalitat, 152-158,Parc de Negocis Can Sant Joan,Sant Cugat del Vallès,Barcelona, Catalonia 08174

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Company Description

Grifols SA engages in the production of plasma derivatives. It operates through the following segments: Bioscience, Hospital, Diagnostic, Bio Supplies, and Others. The Bioscience Segment includes all activities related with products deriving from human plasma for therapeutic use. The Hospital Segment comprises of all non-biological pharmaceutical products and medical supplies manufactured by group companies earmarked for hospital pharmacy. The Diagnostic Segment deals with the marketing of diagnostic testing equipment, reagents, and other equipment. The Bio Supplies segment consists of all transactions related to biological products for non-therapeutic use. The Others segment focuses on the rendering of manufacturing services to third party companies. The company was founded by José Antonio Grifols Roig on November 18, 1940 and is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain.

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Executives & Employees

Joint Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Joint Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Corporate Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer & Vice President

President of the Diagnostic Commercial Division

President of the Bioscience Commercial Division

President of the Bio Supplies Division

Vice President-Quality & Regulatory Affairs

President of the Diagnostic Industrial Group

Board of Directors

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Arrahona Optimus SL

Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Professor at University of Washington

Joint Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Grifols SA

Secretary & Director at Barcelona Cartonboard S.A.U.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Iron Horse Acquisition Corp.

Former Executive Director at Grifols SA

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Morgan Stanley SV SAU

Joint Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Grifols SA

Vice President at UNICEF Spanish Committee

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Grifols SA purchases Interstate Blood Bank, Inc.

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Grifols SA purchases Juvé & Camps SA

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Shanghai RAAS Blood Products Co., Ltd. purchases Grifols Diagnostic Solutions, Inc. from Grifols SA

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Advised onGrifols SA purchases Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp. from Cerberus Capital Management LP

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Advised onGrifols SA purchases Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp. from Cerberus Capital Management LP

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Advised onGrifols SA purchases Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp. from Cerberus Capital Management LP


Advised onGrifols SA, Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc. purchase Goetech LLC

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Advised onGrifols SA purchases Novartis AG /Blood Transfusion Diagnostics Unit from Novartis AG resulting in a new company Grifols Chiron Diagnostics Corp.

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Advised onGrifols SA purchases Novartis AG /Blood Transfusion Diagnostics Unit from Novartis AG resulting in a new company Grifols Chiron Diagnostics Corp.

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Rank #64
Forbes - World's 100 Most Innovative Companies
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