Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
July 12, 2016
114th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 162, No. 112 — Daily Edition
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HONORING THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF GEORGE ROSENKRANZ, PH.D.
(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] HONORING THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF GEORGE ROSENKRANZ, PH.D. ______ 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. [[Page E1091]] 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. ____________________