Meridian Medical Technologies Inc.
Meridian Medical Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer that primarily manufactures antidotes for chemical weapons.
It was founded in 1968 as Brunswick Biomedical Corporation and changed its name in November 1996 when it merged with Survival Technology, Inc. Survival Technology, Inc. had been the employer of Sheldon Kaplan, who had invented various kinds of autoinjectors, including the epinephrine autoinjector, EpiPen. The EpiPen was marketed and distributed by Dey LP, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA.
Meridian is a member of the Alliance for Biosecurity, which is a group of companies that work towards preventing and treating severe infectious diseases, especially those that present global security challenges.
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