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Microbia and Forest Laboratories Announce Linaclotide Co-Development and Co-Marketing Collaboration
Date:9/17/2007

ary of Microbia, Inc., is an industrial biotechnology company developing and commercializing novel bioprocesses for the production of specialty chemicals. Microbia has raised $231 million in private equity financing and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

About Forest Laboratories Inc. and Its Products:

Forest Laboratories' (http://www.frx.com) is a US-based specialty pharmaceutical company with a growing line of products, including: Lexapro(R) (escitalopram oxalate), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant indicated for the initial and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder and for generalized anxiety disorder in adults; Namenda(R) (memantine HCl), an N- methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease; Benicar(R)* (olmesartan medoxomil), an angiotensin receptor blocker indicated for the treatment of hypertension; Benicar* HCT(R) (olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide), an angiotensin receptor blocker and diuretic combination product indicated for the second- line treatment of hypertension; and Campral(R)* (acamprosate calcium), a glutamate receptor modulator, indicated for the maintenance of abstinence from alcohol in patients with alcohol dependence who are abstinent at treatment initiation in combination with psychosocial support.

* Benicar is a registered trademark of Sankyo Pharma, Inc., and Campral is

a registered trademark under license from Merck Sante s.a.s., subsidiary

of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because these statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. F
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