Top Small Companies (5,000 employees or less)

FEATUREBest Places to Work 2006: Industry   Top Small Companies (5,000 employees or less) Rank in 2006 Rank in 2005 Name/Location Type No. of R&D employees Total No. of New Jobs in 2005 2005 Net Income Significant developments in the past year (among large companies)             1

The Scientist Staff
Apr 1, 2006

FEATURE
Best Places to Work 2006: Industry
 

Top Small Companies (5,000 employees or less)
Rank in 2006
Rank in 2005
Name/Location Type
No. of R&D employees
Total No. of New Jobs in 2005
2005 Net Income
Significant developments
in the past year
(among large companies)
           
1
1
Tec Laboratories, USA Skin defense products
11
3
private
Introduced Tecnu Extreme Poison Ivy Scrub
2
2
Transform Pharmaceuticals, USA Pharmaceutical
86
23
N/A
Acquired by Johnson & Johnson
3
3
Infinity Pharmaceuticals, USA Pharmaceutical
90
22
private
Formed alliance with Novartis involving cancer drug candidates
4
6
Asterand, USA Tissue-based services
30
18
$2.4 million (2004)
Merged with Pharmagene
5
-
Raven Biotechnologies, USA Biotechnology
48
8
none
Started phase I clinical trials for lead drug RAV12
6
8
Lexicon Genetics, USA Biopharmaceutical
635
21
($36.3 million)
Formed alliance with Genetech
7
-
Amylin Pharmaceuticals,...