GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a leading multinational pharmaceutical, biologics, vaccines and consumer healthcare company. It has a rich history of providing innovative healthcare products and services to people around the world. GSK was formed in 2000 as a result of a merger between two companies with long and distinguished histories.
Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham had both been in business for more than 100 years. Glaxo Wellcome, founded in the United Kingdom in 1880, became a leader in the pharmaceutical industry. SmithKline Beecham, founded in the United States in 1827, expanded its business to include consumer healthcare products, vaccines and biologics. The merger of these two companies created a global healthcare leader that has a strong presence in more than 150 countries. GSK is committed to improving the quality of life of patients around the world by developing innovative treatments and providing access to healthcare products and services.