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Alejandro Zaffaroni to receive 2006 Biotechnology Heritage Award

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will present the 8th Annual Biotechnology Heritage Award to Alejandro Zaffaroni, an outstanding pioneer of the biotechnology revolution and legendary entrepreneur with considerable scientific and business skills. The award will be presented at the plenary breakfast session from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Monday, 10 April, at BIO 2006 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

"Dr. Zaffaroni's scientific contributions, particularly in the area of drug delivery, have enhanced health care for people throughout the world," stated BIO president Jim Greenwood. "His steadfast commitment to research and development has earned him more than two dozen patents and the deep-founded respect of his colleagues."

"Alex Zaffaroni helped to guide Syntex to success in the 1950's, and has gone on to give the world a half-century of life-saving innovations through his commitment to novel drug delivery and his inspired entrepreneurship," said Arnold Thackray, president of CHF. "He embodies the spirit that is making biotechnology a living, thriving reality."

Alejandro Zaffaroni
Over a long and distinguished career, Zaffaroni has founded and cofounded many companies that have become world leaders in medical technology. A native of Montevideo, Uruguay, Zaffaroni joined Syntex Corporation in 1951. At the time, Syntex was a small chemical company in Mexico that was becoming prominent in steroid research. He subsequently played a key role in transforming Syntex into a major pharmaceutical company that pioneered the development of the birth control pill.

Zaffaroni developed controlled drug delivery technology, more commonly known as "the patch," and founded ALZA Corporation to bring this important technology to the world market. In addition to ALZA, Zaffaroni founded DNAX, Affymax, Affymetrix, Maxygen, SurroMed, and Alexza--all companies that developed and mar
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Contact: Neil Gussman
neilg@chemheritage.org
215-873-8262
Chemical Heritage Foundation
24-Apr-2006


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