SOURCE: Izard Nobel LLP

July 31, 2009 18:24 ET

Izard Nobel LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Genzyme Corporation

WEST HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - July 31, 2009) - The law firm of Izard Nobel LLP, which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts on behalf of those who purchased the common stock of Genzyme Corporation ("Genzyme" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: GENZ) between June 26, 2008 and July 21, 2009, inclusive (the "Class Period").

The Complaint charges that defendants violated federal securities laws. Specifically, the complaint alleges that defendants concealed deficiencies at two of its manufacturing facilities, which caused a shortage in one of its top-selling products (a drug called Myozyme) and delayed approval of a new formulation of that product (a drug known as Lumizyme). The manufacturing problems also forced Genzyme to halt production of two other top-selling products (drugs called Cerezyme and Fabrazyme) due to contamination at one of the manufacturing facilities.

On July 22, 2009, Genzyme slashed its earnings and revenue forecasts for 2009, including its revenue projections for Myozyme, Cerezyme and Fabrazyme, due to the impact of the facility shutdown. During the class period, Genzyme's stock has fallen over 35%, resulting in a loss of over $8 billion to investors.

If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than September 28, 2009, request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff of the class. A lead plaintiff is a class member that acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Although your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision whether or not to seek appointment as a lead plaintiff, lead plaintiffs make important decisions which could affect the overall recovery for class members.

While Izard Nobel LLP has not filed a lawsuit against the defendants, to view a copy of the Complaint initiating the class action or for more information about the case, and your rights, visit:, or contact Izard Nobel LLP toll-free at (800) 797-5499, or by e-mail: For more information about class action cases in general, please visit our website:

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