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Date:4/23/2008

p> patients. Preliminary data from this trial will be presented at the

American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in June.

Genzyme is developing a new filing for the adult AML indication in

Europe. This follows its withdrawal of Bioenvision's marketing

application, which, as expected, an advisory committee deemed

insufficient to support approval. Genzyme expects to make a new

submission as early as the fourth quarter of this year that will

include a more robust data package from Genzyme sponsored studies.

Alemtuzumab for multiple sclerosis

-- Final, three-year efficacy and safety data from the Phase 2 trial

comparing alemtuzumab with Rebif (interferon beta-1a) for the treatment

of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis were presented last week

during a scientific platform session at the American Academy of

Neurology meeting by Dr. Alasdair Coles. These results confirm all

trends observed in the one- and two-year interim analyses. The two

ongoing Phase 3 trials further examining the efficacy and safety of

alemtuzumab for the treatment of MS are progressing. These two studies

are currently enrolling patients at sites in the United States, Europe,

Latin America and Australia. Genzyme believes that alemtuzumab has the

potential to be the best therapy in a market for MS drugs that is

projected to reach $8-9 billion annually when the treatment is expected

to be ready for launch in 2011-2012. Alemtuzumab is being developed in

collaboration with Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany.

Genz-112638 for Gaucher disease

-- Genzyme is making excellent progress in developing the small molecule

Genz-112638, a novel oral therapy intended for the treatment of Gaucher

disease. Initial results released one year ago for the first group of

stud
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