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Team from Merck in Arecibo Honored with Pharmaceutical Manufacturing’s 2006 Team of the Year Gold Award

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The Merck Production System (MPS) team from Arecibo, Puerto Rico shared Pharmaceutical Manufacturing’s 2006 Team of the Year Gold Award with a group from Wyeth in Pearl River, N.Y. The MPS Arecibo team was hailed by the jury for "its role in piloting a manufacturing system that is to be rolled out at Merck facilities worldwide. The team engineered major reductions in cycle times, changeover times and inventory, all the while demonstrating uncommon morale, togetherness and sense of purpose."

Donation to help educate professionals in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological field

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"The municipality of Barceloneta donated $300,000 to the Turabo University to purchase equipment for a biotechnology laboratory that will be installed in the new facilities of the Advanced Technological Training Center, soon to be inaugurated in Barceloneta."

New drug to treat invasive breast cancer

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Initial results of an investigation conducted by the Oncological Hospital and the San Juan Community Clinical Program of Puerto Rico’s capital, "revealed that a drug, until now used to prevent osteoporosis, could reduce the incidence of invasive breast cancer in women in 50%."

The University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez expands its territory to Rio Piedras and Humacao

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An agreement reached between the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez (UPRM) and its counterparts in Rio Piedras (San Juan) and Humacao, will allow undergraduate students to take the first two years of engineering in those campuses, then transferring and finishing their degrees in UPRM.

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