Press release 23 August 2011

IFPMA announces Biogen Idec Inc. as new member

Press release

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) is pleased to announce that Biogen Idec Inc. has joined the Federation, thus bringing its membership up to 29 leading international companies and 44 national and regional industry associations.

IFPMA Director General Eduardo Pisani said: “We are delighted to welcome Biogen Idec, a pioneering biotech company, to the IFPMA. The company’s focus on finding innovative biotech solutions for patients only strengthens the Association’s credentials as representing the innovator pharmaceutical industry and its unique contribution to tackling global health issues.”

Biogen Idec is a global $4 billion Fortune 500 company. In addition to its headquarters in Weston, Massachusetts, Biogen Idec has offices in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, China, India and throughout Europe, operating in 29 countries with distribution partners in over 70.

Biogen Idec Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures and markets therapeutic products for the treatment of serious diseases with a focus on neurological disorders.

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Geneva, 23 August 2011


The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) represents over 90 innovative pharmaceutical companies and associations around the world. Our industry’s almost three million employees discover, develop, and deliver medicines and vaccines that advance global health. Based in Geneva, IFPMA has official relations with the United Nations and contributes industry expertise to help the global health community improve the lives of people everywhere. For more information, visit

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