(Extensions of Remarks - July 12, 2016)

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[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 112 (Tuesday, July 12, 2016)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1090-E1091]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                           HON. ANNA G. ESHOO

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, July 12, 2016

  Ms. ESHOO. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the extraordinary life and 
work of George Rosenkranz, Ph.D., who celebrates his 100th birthday on 
August 20, 2016.

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   Dr. George Rosenkranz has made significant contributions to the 
vitality of scientific research in our nation, helping build the 
foundation of many important life sciences companies, including Syntex, 
Alza, Dynax, Affymax, Affymetrix and Zoecon.
   George Rosenkranz was born in Hungary on August 20, 1916. He earned 
his Ph.D. in 1940 and in 1941 left Europe for Cuba. He married Edith 
Rosenkranz in 1945 and together they moved to Mexico City where he 
founded Syntex. The U.S. headquarters were opened in Palo Alto, 
California, in the early 1960s. Dr. Rosenkranz served as President, 
Chairman and CEO of Syntex until his retirement in 1981, and served as 
Founding Chairman of the Board until Syntex was acquired by Roche in 
1995. In addition to the birth control pill, Syntex made many 
scientific discoveries including Lidex, Naprosyn, Toradol, Cellcept, 
Cytovene, and others.
   Dr. Rosenkranz holds multiple patents and has authored more than 200 
scientific publications. He has been honored with the Biotechnology 
Heritage Award, the Winthrop-Sears Medal, the Condecoracion Eduardo 
Liceaga, and many others.
   He has given generously of his time, resources and considerable 
talents through philanthropy in the fields of scientific research at 
Stanford University, in Mexico and Israel.
   Mr. Speaker, I ask the entire House of Representatives to join me in 
wishing Dr. George Rosenkranz a joyous centennial celebration, 
surrounded by the love of his family. He is a national treasure and 
because of Dr. Rosenkranz and his great work we are a stronger, better 
nation, and a healthier world.