Boehringer Ingelheim Austria GmbH, pharmaceutical firm founded in 1948 (until 1998 under the name Bender + Co GesmbH), headquarters in Vienna, subsidiary of the international group Boehringer Ingelheim. Focuses, on the one hand, on research and development, predominantly in the field of oncology, the biotechnological development and production of drugs, and the sale of Boehringer Ingelheim products in Austria, and on the other hand on marketing pharmaceuticals for use in human and veterinary medicine, and on developing the Central and Eastern European market for Boehriger pharmaceuticals. Sales in 1999: appr. ATS 1.7 billion; staff appr. 500.