Bayer AG is an international research-based company active in life sciences, polymers, and chemicals. Bayer's operating units include health-care products, material sciences, and crop sciences. Bayer's over-the-counter health-care product division is the third- largest in the world. HealthCare subgroup is divided into two reporting segments: Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health. The Pharmaceuticals segment focuses on prescription products, especially for women's healthcare and cardiology and also on specialty therapeutics in the fields of oncology, hematology and ophthalmology. Its Consumer Health segment includes the Consumer Care, Medical Care and Animal Health divisions. It mainly focus on non-prescription medicines, dietary supplements and dermatology products. Crop Science has businesses in seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. Crop science businesss has two operating segments: Crop Protection / Seeds and Environmental Science. Crop Protection / Seeds markets a portfolio of high-value seeds and traits along with chemical and biological pest management solutions, at the same time providing customer service to the agriculture industry. Environmental Science focuses on non-agricultural applications, with a broad portfolio of pest control products and services for areas ranging from the home and garden sector to forestry. The Material Science unit develops, manufactures and markets high-tech polymer materials including polyurethane raw materials, polycarbonates, coating and adhesive raw materials and functional films. This subgroup also manufactures and markets selected inorganic basic chemicals. Material Science is organized into the Polyurethanes, Polycarbonates, and Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties business units, and the Industrial Operations area.
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