Friday, January 8, 2016 – 4:13pm

Initial Investments in Companies Focused on Conditionally Active Biologics, Immuno-Oncology, Neurodegenerative Technologies and Gene Therapy Provide Access to Pfizer Resources to Help Accelerate Research into Novel Pathways and Technologies

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced an expansion of its Research & Development (R&D) investment strategy to include early-stage companies on the leading edge of scientific innovation, providing them with both equity and access to resources for research in promising areas aligned with Pfizer’s core interests. The first four investments of the newly focused initiative include $46 million in financing to companies at early stages of the discovery process that are actively exploring Conditionally Active Biologics (CABs), immuno-oncology, neurodegenerative technologies and gene therapy. Additional opportunities will continue to be identified by Pfizer’s scientific leadership through their active involvement, and Pfizer will help recipient companies fully explore their platforms in the hopes of advancing new therapeutic pathways.

Read More Here: http://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer_expands_r_d_equity_investment_strategy_to_access_early_stage_scientific_innovations