AstraZeneca PLC was incorporated in England and Wales on 17 June 1992. From February 1993 until April 1999, the Company was called Zeneca Group PLC. On 6 April 1999, the Company changed its name to AstraZeneca PLC. It is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on three important areas of healthcare: Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease (CVMD); Oncology; and Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity (RIA). The Company is also engaged in the Infection, Neuroscience and Gastrointestinal (ING) disease areas. It operates in more than 100 countries.