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Genzyme Corp.'s alliance with Partners HealthCare System (Boston, Mass.), a non-profit health care network founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, could serve as a model for obtaining non-traditional partnerships and resources, such as the population base of patients and clinical research represented by managed care.
GENZ (Cambridge, Mass.) and Partners will share expertise in clinical research across a wide range of diseases and patient populations through a scientific exchange program, closer ties between research being conducted at Partners and the company's development pipeline, a