IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning, Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) will mark the opening of the company's first large facility in the state of New Jersey. Company leaders will be joined by federal, state and local government officials, community leaders, physicians and employees as they officially open Allergan's new Research and Development (R&D) Center in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
"For more than 60 years, Allergan has built a proud history based on two fundamental principles - scientific innovation and focus on doctors and their patients," said David E.I. Pyott, Allergan's Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We will continue to increase our investment in R&D to fuel innovation and expect to spend over $1 billion in 2013. Our New Jersey clinical development site will allow us to benefit from the expertise of the many talented R&D professionals that reside in this state and, most importantly, bring novel medical therapies to patients across the world."
Allergan is a multi-specialty health care company, with headquarters in California, a presence in more than 100 countries and approximately 10,500 employees worldwide. The company originally opened a small office in Bedminster, NJ, in 2008. The new R&D Center, which will be specifically focused on clinical development, is a significant expansion of the company's footprint in New Jersey and is expected to eventually house several hundred employees.
"Our aggressive efforts to promote economic growth and foster job creation and investment in our state are delivering results for New Jerseyans. Allergan is a world-class, innovative company that is committing to our state and people with several hundred high quality, research and development new jobs," said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, who has led the Christie Administration's successful efforts to a
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