Industry Healthcare  
  Products / Services Products for anesthesia, intensive medicine, cardiology, extra corporeal blood treatment and surgery, as well as services for hospitals, general practitioners and the homecare sector  
  Sales EUR3.57 billion turnover  
  Employees 35,000 in 50 countries  
  Head Office Melsungen, Germany  
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(As of 2007, source: B. BRAUN)

B. Braun Melsungen AG is a German medical and pharmaceutical company. Founded and still owned by the Braun family, it has been originated from the purchase in 1839 of a pharmacy in Melsungen from where it started to sell medical herbs by mail to customers all over the country.

As the company grew, manufacturing facilities were acquired or established in several countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, Brazil and Malaysia. The Braun family acquired also other health care companies, like Aesculap AG in Germany in 1976, one of the leading companies in the world for surgical instruments.