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A Pioneering Spirit on the Frontiers of Medicine

1849-1899

In 1849, cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart founded Charles Pfizer & Company in a red brick building in Brooklyn, NY.

1900-1950

The new century brought prosperity to Pfizer. The pioneering of the mass production of citric acid from sugar through mold fermentation fueled growth for years.

1951-1999

The second half of the 1900´s saw intense pharmaceutical research and great successes for Pfizer.

2000-Present

Pfizer increases its global presence through the acquisitions of Warner-Lambert and Pharmacia. Additionally, through strategic partnerships and acquisitions of diversified businesses, such as Wyeth, Pfizer solidifies its place as one of the most diversified companies in the global health care industry. Pfizer continues to focus on applying science and the company's global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life.

Pfizer Annual Report

Pfizer Annual Report

Discover how innovation underscores Pfizer’s commitments and achievements.