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Pfizer to Acquire FoldRx Pharmaceuticals
Date:9/1/2010

than 200,000 patients in the United States and fewer than 5 patients in 10,000 in the EU. The research unit builds on Pfizer's internal expertise in rare, orphan and genetic disease drug development and pursues treatments across all therapeutic areas and modalities.

About FoldRx

FoldRx is a development and discovery company focusing on first-in-class, disease-modifying, small molecule therapeutics to treat diseases of protein misfolding and aggregation (amyloidosis) based on the pioneer work of its scientific founders, Jeffery Kelly (The Scripps Research Institute) and Susan Lindquist (Whitehead Institute). Protein misfolding is increasingly being recognized as an underlying cause of many chronic degenerative diseases. By applying FoldRx's proprietary expertise in protein folding and its platform for drug and target discovery, the company is building a pipeline, initially for neurodegenerative and respiratory conditions. FoldRx's pipeline includes a program in advanced clinical development to treat genetic neurologic and cardiovascular disorders, Transthyretin (TTR) Amyloid Polyneuropathy (ATTR-PN) and TTR Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM), and a discovery program in cystic fibrosis, Parkinson's, and Huntington's disease based on its broad, proprietary, yeast-based drug discovery platform. FoldRx investors include Alta Partners, Fidelity Biosciences, Healthcare Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, Novartis Venture Funds, Novo Ventures, and TPG Biotechnology. For more information on FoldRx, please visit the company's web site at www.foldrx.com.

DISCLOSURE NOTICE: The information contained in this release is as of September 1, 2010.  Pfizer assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this release as the result of new information or future events or developments.

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