Tuesday, Jun 18, 1991

Roche and Genentech Reach Agreement Over Human Growth Hormone Patent Dispute

Nutley, N.J. and South San Francisco, Calif. -- June 18, 1991 --

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. and the Hormone Research Foundation have reached agreement with Genentech, Inc. over a patent dispute involving human growth hormone products. A consent judgment was entered into by the parties and accepted by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of the worldwide organization Roche Holding Ltd., based in Basel, Switzerland. The research-intensive health care company is a leader in the development of prescription pharmaceuticals, diagnostic products, clinical laboratory services and vitamins and fine chemicals for human and animal health.

Genentech, Inc. is a biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets human pharmaceuticals for significant medical needs.

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