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Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Foundation NewsLine |

Good Things Happening at Genzyme

Sanofi-Aventis Prioritizes Enzyme Replacement Therapy and
Genzyme to be Honored by NORD

Sanofi-Aventis CEO Chris Viehbacher recently outlined the research and development strategy that led to the purchase of Genzyme Corp., and which will lead the company to further expand its partnerships and acquisitions.

Good news for Niemann-Pick Disease Type B patients — Viehbacher announced that three Genzyme programs would be priorities in particular, one being Genzyme’s enzyme replacement therapy for NPB.

Genzyme is also in the news being honored by the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD), the nonprofit organization representing 30 million Americans with rare diseases, at NORD’s annual Partners in Progress Celebration on May 17. Genzyme will receive the first-ever Power of Partnership Award.

Genzyme’s Boston Marathon Team paired up with an NNPDF Type B family, and the runners dedicated their race in honor of their partners, wearing their partners’ photos on their shirts. The Power of Partnership Award will now be presented annually to individuals, organizations, or companies for outstanding acts of volunteerism demonstrating partnership with the rare disease patient community.

Visit the NNPDF NewsLine page for more information and links.

Congratulations, and Thank You to Genzyme!