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Drug, Biotech Outfits Boost Research Spending

Despite generally lower R&D spending by U.S. corporations, some pharma and technology companies have bucked the trend

All dollar figures are in millions

Company Name Ticker R&D Spening 6 months 2009 $ change from 2008 % change from 2008 Industry
Merck MRK 2619.5 371.9 16.5% Pharmaceuticals
Biogen Idec BIIB 695.9 185.4 36.3% Biotechnology
Eli Lilly LLY 1987.7 159.1 8.7% Pharmaceuticals
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 1752.0 144.0 9.0% Pharmaceuticals
Gilead Sciences GILD 430.4 98.6 29.7% Biotechnology
Life Technologies LIFE 162.1 98.3 154.1% Life Sciences Tools & Services
Celgene CELG 399.7 98.0 32.5% Biotechnology
Apple AAPL 660.0 95.0 16.8% Computers & Peripherals
Monsanto MON 560.0 93.0 19.9% Chemicals
Amazon.com AMZN 575.0 83.0 16.9% Internet & Catalog Retail
Qualcomm QCOM 79.0 6.9 1216.0 Communications Equipment
Microsoft MSFT 4437.0 67.0 1.5% Software
NVIDIA NVDA 494.7 62.9 14.6% Semiconductors
Boeing BA 1930.0 56.0 3.0% Aerospace & Defense
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals REGN 174.5 46.3 36.1% Biotechnology
Abbott Laboratories ABT 1320.9 44.1 3.5% Pharmaceuticals
Cephalon CEPH 205.1 43.3 26.7% Biotechnology
McAfee MFE 158.2 37.5 31.1% Software
Activision Blizzard ATVI 240.0 37.0 18.2% Software
eBay EBAY 399.9 36.4 10.0% Internet Software & Services
Abraxis BioScience ABII 74.9 32.4 76.1% Biotechnology
Orbital Sciences ORB 49.7 31.3 170.0% Aerospace & Defense
Baxter International BAX 443.0 31.0 7.5% Health Care Equipment & Supplies
Affymax AFFY 81.2 24.9 44.2% Biotechnology
Rovi ROVI 46.0 24.0 109.0% Software

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