Chiesi Limited is the UK affiliate of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. It is headquartered in Manchester and employs over 250 employees. Chiesi Farmaceutici is an international research-focussed Healthcare Group based in Parma, Italy, with over 80 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. The group employs nearly 5,000 people and has affiliates in 26 countries. Chiesi researches, develops and markets innovative drugs in the respiratory therapeutics, specialist medicine and rare disease areas. Its R&D organisation is also headquartered in Parma, Italy, and integrated with six other key R&D groups in France, the USA, the UK, Sweden and Denmark to advance Chiesi’s pre-clinical, clinical and registration programmes.