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Pfizer Inc and The Pfizer Foundation

At Pfizer, the corporate philosophy is one of caring about people and the world around them. Pfizer and the Pfizer Foundation are making an important application of that philosophy through a gift to The New York Botanical Garden to name the Pfizer Plant Research Laboratory. Cutting-edge research will be conducted in this state-of-the-art facility to address important issues such as global biodiversity loss, a crisis that has significant consequences for all humanity.

Pfizer's gift is the largest corporate contribution in the Garden's history and reflects the longstanding and important relationship between Pfizer and the Garden. This partnership, which spans more than two decades, has resulted in advancements in children's understanding of science, increased access to valuable information about plants for the international scientific community, and the dissemination of scientific research through publications. Pfizer has also established the prestigious Pfizer Curator of Botany.

The Pfizer Plant Research Laboratory will keep the Garden at the international forefront of botanical science, serving as a site for the most advanced plant science research and ensuring the Garden's ability to attract the brightest scientists and graduate students. The new laboratory will provide expanded and improved facilities for existing programs in such fields as plant systematics, anatomy, chemistry, medicinal botany, and conservation genetics, as well as programmatic innovation in such rapidly evolving scientific disciplines as plant genomics. The Pfizer Lab will house the Garden's Graduate Studies Program, which now includes over 40 Ph.D. candidates, and the state-of-the-art Cullman Laboratories for molecular and genomics research.

Pfizer's search for innovation continues-from new cures for human ailments to inventive solutions to challenges facing society. In The Pfizer Plant Research Laboratory, essential scientific work will contribute to one of society's most pressing issues: the prevention of biodiversity loss and preservation of the Earth's precious botanical legacy.

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