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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Launches National Cycling Series to Benefit Critical Research and Care
Date:5/3/2010

Eurand Donates $300,000 as Title Sponsor of ZENPEP(R) CF Cycle for Life

BETHESDA, Md., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of cyclists will take to the streets this summer and fall as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation launches a new cycling tour in 18 cities across the country to support research to find new therapies and a cure for cystic fibrosis. The tour series, known as ZENPEP® CF Cycle for Life, begins in San Francisco on June 26.

The event's title sponsor is Eurand N.V., a global specialty pharmaceutical company, which makes ZENPEP® (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release capsules, a pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy.

"Eurand is proud to serve as national sponsor of the inaugural ZENPEP CF Cycle for Life series," said Ruth Thieroff-Ekerdt, M.D., Eurand's Chief Medical Officer. "We're pleased to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in its efforts to advance life-saving medical research for CF and develop therapies that have the potential to add decades of life for those with this devastating disease."

The touring series offers cyclists several mileage options – 30 or 65 miles, as well as scenic routes, training rides, cycling "how-to" clinics, safety inspections and lots of day-of support and activities.

"We are grateful to Eurand for joining our team and supporting our effort to bring cycling enthusiasts to the fight against cystic fibrosis," said C. Richard Mattingly, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. "The company's generous support means we can expand our already robust drug development
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