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Wyeth's Pearl River, N.Y. Facility Celebrates 100 Years of Achievements in Health care
Date:9/24/2007

PEARL RIVER, N.Y., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth (NYSE: WYE) today kicks off the 100th anniversary celebration of its Pearl River, N.Y., research and manufacturing facility, honoring the generations of employees at the site who have contributed to significant advances in medical science and human health.

The 550-acre complex, located in Rockland County approximately 20 miles north of New York City, employs approximately 3,200 people and is one of the largest manufacturing and research facilities in Wyeth's global network. It is a recognized leader in the discovery, development and manufacture of a wide range of innovative health care products, including pharmaceuticals, vaccines, biotechnology products and non-prescription consumer products.

"The history of Pearl River closely mirrors the history of the modern pharmaceutical industry," says Charles Portwood, president Technical Operations & Product Supply (TO&PS). "Over the years, it has been associated with many of the important medical advances and accomplishments in the health care field. And it continues to produce some of Wyeth's most sophisticated products and to pioneer manufacturing innovations that are used across the Wyeth network."

Numerous medical milestones are associated with Pearl River. The site pioneered the production of tetanus antitoxin and was a major manufacturing center for typhoid, smallpox and polio vaccines. And it was researchers at Pearl River who discovered Aureomycin chlortetracycline, one of the first broad-spectrum antibiotics. The site also manufactured the company's first FDA-licensed product - diphtheria antitoxin.

"We are extremely proud of the contributions that Pearl River has made to improving he
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