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Genzyme Reports Strong Second-Quarter Growth
Date:7/23/2008

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Genzyme took a number of major steps during the second quarter to create opportunities for growth beyond 2011 by significantly strengthening its pipeline and expanding its global infrastructure:

-- The company secured exclusive worldwide rights to mipomersen, an innovative cholesterol-lowering drug in Phase 3 development that has the potential to change the standard of care for severely ill patients whose needs cannot be addressed by current therapies.

-- Genzyme also formed a collaboration this month with PTC Therapeutics to develop and commercialize PTC124, a novel oral therapy under development initially for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis. The product has broad potential in a range of other inherited disorders.

-- Genzyme continued to enroll patients in two ongoing Phase 3 trials of alemtuzumab for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Final, three-year efficacy and safety data from the Phase 2 trial comparing alemtuzumab with Rebif(R) (interferon beta-1a) for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis were presented during the quarter as part of a scientific platform session at the American Academy of Neurology. The company is awaiting publication of these results.

-- Genzyme announced plans for a research and development center in China and also began building a commercial organization in India, initiatives that reflect the company's commitment to establishing a long-term presence in both countries.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding Genzyme's financial outlook and business plans and strategies, including without limitation: its 2008 earnings guidance; its expectations for approval of Myozyme produced at the 2000L and 4000L-scale capacities, the timing thereof and its assessment of product supply; its plans to seek regulatory approvals of existing products for use in new indications, including Renvela for CKD and Clolar for adult AML, the ti
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