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Genzyme To Sanofi: How About $89-Per-Share? Answer: "Very Unrealistic"

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Genzyme is out to convince investors that Sanofi's hostile bid significantly undervalues the biotech, laying out the reasons why at a meeting in New York Oct. 23.

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