Bayer in the U.S.

Products, People and Programs Making a Difference

For over 150 years Bayer has been an innovation company rooted in science. Our presence in the U.S. harkens back to the mid-19th century as a chemical company making dyes in Albany, NY. However, by the late-19th century we moved into the healthcare field with the introduction of a number of medicines including our most well-known product, Aspirin.


Throughout the next two centuries, we developed a number of scientific and medical breakthroughs. Insecticides, glucometers, and treatments for all kinds of diseases are just a few examples of Bayer’s scientific impact in the U.S. and across the globe over the past 150 years.


Today, we continue striving to meet the world’s challenges through scientific research, persistence, and courageous innovation.


At Bayer, innovation begins, as it always has, with our products.


In line with our mission “Bayer: Science For A Better Life,” we aim to improve people’s quality of life. For this endeavor, we focus on our core competency of developing and successfully commercializing innovative products and solutions based on scientific knowledge.


  • We are improving people’s quality of life by preventing, alleviating or curing diseases.
  • We are developing innovative care for animals—providing family pets with a longer, better quality of life and ensuring the health and safety of livestock.
  • Our solutions help farmers in America provide adequate nutrition to our growing population while maintaining the health and sustainability of our environment.
  • Our high-tech polymer materials are making significant contributions in areas such as energy and resource efficiency for mobility, construction and home living.

We believe that passionate people have the power to create change.


Our business success is largely attributable to the knowledge, skills and commitment of our employees. It is their ability to innovate and their willingness to embrace continuous development that drives our position as a world-class innovation company.


Sustained success is only possible if we create working conditions that allow all employees to utilize their talents optimally. This is why we value diverse perspectives and provide our employees with the ongoing training they need to remain at the top of their respective fields.


Our programs support a better life—today and into tomorrow.


Our long-term commitment to science for a better life led Bayer to develop its award-winning Bayer Making Science Make Sense (MSMS) program. For 20 years, MSMS has advanced science literacy across the United States through hands-on, inquiry-based science learning, and employee volunteerism. STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education, particularly targeted to women and minorities who are under-represented in STEM-jobs, will continue to be vital to our company’s ability to preserve human, animal and nutritional health in the future. By educating and engaging the youth of today in STEM, we ensure that Bayer will continue to benefit society in innovative new ways for generations to come.