Genentech

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Genentech, Inc. is a leading biotechnology corporation which was founded in 1976 by Robert A. Swanson, a venture capitalist, and biochemist Dr. Herbert W. Boyer. Boyer was one of two scientists who pioneered the scientific field of recombinant DNA technology. Currently, Genentech employs more than 8,000 people and Art Levinson is the Chairman and CEO.

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Genentech was named one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers in 2004 by Working Mothers magazine.

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Genentech's main facility is in South San Francisco, CA, with additional manufacturing facilities in Vacaville, California and Perrino, Spain. In June, 2005, Genentech purchased Biogen Idec's manufacturing facility in Oceanside, California.

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