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Genzyme Corporation is an American biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since its acquisition in 2011 it's been a fully owned subsidiary of Sanofi. In 2010 Genzyme was the world’s third-largest biotechnology company, employing more than 11,000 people around the world. As a subsidiary of Sanofi, Genzyme has a presence in approximately 65 countries, including 17 manufacturing facilities and 9 genetic-testing laboratories, its products are sold in 90 countries. In 2007, Genzyme generated $3.8 billion in revenues with more than 25 products in the market. In 2006 and 2007 Genzyme was named one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for”. The company donated $83 million worth of products worldwide; in 2006, it made $11 million in cash donations. In 2005, Genzyme was awarded the National Medal of Technology, the highest level of honor awarded by the president of the United States to America’s leading innovators. Wikipedia.

The hemitartrate salt of a compound represented by the following structural formula: (Formula I Hemitartrate), which may be used in pharmaceutical applications, are disclosed. Particular single crystalline forms of the Formula (I) Hemitartrate are characterized by a variety of properties and physical measurements. As well, methods of producing crystalline Formula (I) Hemitartrate, and using it to inhibit glucosylceramide synthase or lowering glycosphingolipid concentrations in subjects to treat a number of diseases, are also discussed. Pharmaceutical compositions are also described.

Provided herein are integrated continuous biomanufacturing processes for producing a therapeutic protein drug substance. Also provided are systems that are capable of continuously producing a therapeutic protein drug substance.

Provided herein are methods of reducing bioburden of (e.g., sterilizing) a chromatography resin that include exposing a container including a composition including a chromatography resin and at least one antioxidant agent and/or chelator to a dose of gamma-irradiation sufficient to reduce the bioburden of the container and the chromatography resin, where the at least one antioxidant agent and/or chelator are present in an amount sufficient to ameliorate the loss of binding capacity of the chromatography resin after/upon exposure to the dose of gamma-irradiation. Also provided are reduced bioburden chromatography columns including the reduced bioburden chromatography resin, compositions including a chromatography resin and at least one chelator and/or antioxidant agent, methods of performing reduced bioburden column chromatography using one of these reduced bioburden chromatography columns, and integrated, closed, and continuous processes for reduced bioburden manufacturing of a purified recombinant protein.

Provided herein are stable peptide analogs of the native alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (-MSH) having selectivity for the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R). Also provided herein are pharmaceutical preparations of the -MSH peptide analogs, as well as methods of using these analogs in the treatment of medical and veterinary conditions involving MC1R.

Genzyme | Date: 2015-12-11

Dendrimers comprising N-acyl urea terminal moieties are described herein. The dendrimers can be used, for example, in the treatment of arthritis.

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