ALZA Corporation is a
pharmaceuticaland medical systems company founded in 1968 by Dr Alejandro Zaffaroni; the company's name is a portmanteauof his name. In addition to a variety of pharmaceuticals, ALZA makes a range of drug delivery systems.
In May 2001 ALZA was acquired by
Johnson & Johnsonin a stock-for-stock transaction worth US$10.5 billion.
Drug delivery platforms
* ALZAMER Depot
* DUROS implant
* E-TRANS electrotransport
* OROS (Osmotic Release Oral Systems)
* Macroflux transdermal system
* STEALTH liposomal
ALZA Products marketed by other companies
[http://www.vancebrown.com/Alza.html ALZA Corporate Headquarters] is in Mountain View, California at the Shoreline Business Park. Johnson and Johnson is vacating this space. [ [http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2007/08/27/story7.html "Alza's exit could mean another office space buy for Google" - Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal] ]
Googleplexis located just east of ALZA Plaza. In August-September 2008, Google moved into Alza plaza buildings.
ALZA operates a large-scale clean manufacturing facility in
Vacaville, Californiaand another large-scale facility in Cashel, Ireland.
* [http://www.alza.com ALZA Corporation official webpage]
* [http://www.pharmaceutical-business-review.com/companyprofile.asp?guid=2D5F5A03-2E88-41F8-8DE7-A6400D877E59 ALZA Corp - Company Profile and News Archive]
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