Bayer AG

Industry: Drug Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals
Best known for its flagship product, Bayer Aspirin, Bayer HealthCare is a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales amounting to some 10 billion Euro. It is one of the world’s leading, innovative companies in the health care and medical products industry. Bayer HealthCare combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Biological Products, Consumer Care, Diagnostics and Pharmaceutical divisions. More than 34,000 employees work for Bayer HealthCare worldwide. Our work at Bayer HealthCare is to discover and manufacture innovative products for the purpose of improving human and animal health worldwide. Our products enhance the well-being and quality of life by diagnosing, preventing and treating ( www.bayer.com )

Bayer AG
100 Bayer Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205
USA

Tel: (412) 777-3920
Fax: (412) 777-4109

Eli Lilly and Company

Industry: Drug Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals
Lilly is a leading innovation-driven pharmaceutical corporation. We are developing a growing portfolio of best-in-class, first-in-class pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from our own worldwide laboratories, by collaborating with eminent scientific organizations, by making use of the most up-to-date technological tools, and by providing exceptional service to our customers. Through these internal programs and external initiatives, we’re seeking answers for some of the world’s most urgent medical needs. As our products save and improve lives, they also save overall health care costs: they are often less expensive than other forms of health care, such as surgery and ( www.lilly.com )

Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly Corporate Center
Indianapolis, Indiana 46285
USA

Tel: (317) 651-3050
Fax: (317) 651-3051

Merck & Co. , Inc.

Industry: Drug Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals
In 1999 , Merck made capital investments of about $ 2.3 billion in production capacity and research facilities throughout the world , and increased its global sales force and marketing capabilities. The Company is complementing its internal investments in research through initiatives with biotech companies to ensure that Merck is on the leading edge of select therapeutic categories. Last month , Merck completed its acquisition of SIBIA Neurosciences , a California-based biotech firm , to expand its neuroscience research. Through all these research expansions and investments , Merck has increased the capacity of its basic research by 50 % in the past five years. Merck plans to increase its research investment to approximately $ ( www.merck.com )

Merck & Co. , Inc.
One Merck Way P.O. Box 100
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey 08889
USA

Tel: (800) 609-4618
Fax: (908) 735-1132

GlaxoSmithKline plc

Industry: Drug Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals
GlaxoSmithKline plc , one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies , is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. ( www.gsk.com )

GlaxoSmithKline plc
One Franklin Plaza PO Box 7929
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101
USA

Tel: (888) 825-5249
Fax: (919) 315-3344

DNA Sciences Inc

Industry: Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology
DNA Sciences, Inc. is an integrated genetics discovery company focused on identifying the genetic basis of response to drug treatment, disease susceptibility and disease progression. The company has a staff of world-class scientists involved in a broad range of genetics activities extending from discovery and development to genetic testing services. DNA Sciences is also a leading provider of pharmacogenetic services to the pharmaceutical industry through its wholly-owned subsidiary, DNA Sciences Laboratories (formerly PPGx, Inc.). DNA Sciences is based in Fremont, Calif. and was founded in May 1998. ( www.dna.com )

DNA Sciences Inc
3500 Paramount Parkway
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
USA

Tel: (919) 463-6705

Agencourt Bioscience Corporation

Industry: Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology
Agencourt Bioscience Corporation is a provider of genomic services and nucleic acid purification products that help biotech and pharmaceutical companies improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their drug development pipelines. Agencourt’s Discovery SolutionsÔ suite of genomic and functional genomic services include high-throughput sequencing, SAGE sequencing, SNP discovery and genotyping. The company’s purification products and services are based on the proven and patented Solid Phase Reversible Immobilization (SPRIÔ) technology, which has been used to sequence over 20 billion base pairs of high-quality DNA or more than one-third of the human ( www.agencourt.com )

Agencourt Bioscience Corporation
500 Cummings Center Suite 2450
Beverly, Massachusetts 01915
USA

Tel: (978) 867-2600

Paradigm Genetics , Inc.

Industry: Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology
Paradigm Genetics is a biotechnology company applying its proprietary systems biology platform to the discovery of safer, more effective drugs and agrichemicals. Paradigm Genetics has major collaborations with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Bayer CropScience, the Monsanto Company, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, the National Institute of Standards & Technology’s Advanced Technology Program, and L’Oréal Inc. ( www.paradigmgenetics.com )

Paradigm Genetics , Inc.
Mail Stop P7 50
Richland, Washington 99352
USA