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Genzyme Says Cerezyme Sales Fell 70%, But Allston Plant Production Is On Track

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Troubled by viral contamination problems at its enzyme-replacement therapy manufacturing site, Genzyme maintains full-scale production will resume by first-quarter 2010.

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