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"The Scripps Research Institute, one of the country's largest, private, non-profit research organizations, has always stood at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. In just three decades the Institute has established a lengthy track record of major contributions to the betterment of health and the human condition." (; accessed 7/26/05)

Pfizer donated $100 million over five years to the Scripps Research Institute in 11/06, in exchange for first rights to nearly half the intellectual property generated by the grants. The deal replaces a similar 10-year partnership with Novartis that expired in 12/06. (Lieberman, Bruce. "Pfizer to pay Scripps for licensing option," San Diego Tribune, 11/30/06, p.1)

The Institute received $2 million from McDonald's Corp. in September 2006, which will be used to support the institute's research and fund yet-undetermined outreach programs that could include screening for obesity-related Type 2 diabetes in poor neighborhoods or supporting education programs in under-funded schools. (; accessed 10/2/06)

According to the 990 form filed by the Scripps Research Institute in 2003, “Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp is a substantial contributor to TSRI. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. and TSRI are eight years into a long-term agreement, approved by the TSRI Board of Trustees, pursuant to which Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp provides designated financial support to TSRI and has the option to license certain intellectual property developed by TSRI at a royalty rate set forth in the original agreement. Some intellectual property has, in fact, been licensed to Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp.” (IRS form 990 for the fiscal year 2003)

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