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[Acorda Manufacturing Facility in Boston, MA is shown on screen]

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Acorda Manufacturing Facility, Boston, MA

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[Rick Batycky talking to the camera while multiple images of Acordan’s doing research in a lab appear on screen]

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Rick Batycky
Chief Technology Officer and Site Head
Acorda Manufacturing Facility, Boston, MA

(RICK BATYCKY)

We are in a business and in a business environment that's very urgent and it's very urgent for patients. We're living on borrowed time for getting them therapies that will impact their lives. And we're urgent for our time so that we're able to bring things quickly to market.

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[Ernie Penachio talking to the camera]

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Ernie Penachio
Executive Director, Manufacturing Operations and Facilities
Acorda Manufacturing Facility, Boston, MA

(ERNIE PENACHIO)

So when we're moving drug product off the site, we don't see capsules moving. What we see is hours of people's lives that we're giving back to them.

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[Kevin Kee talking to the camera while multiple images from a lab and Acordan’s doing research in a lab appear on screen]

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Kevin Kee
Senior Director, Analytical Development and Quality Control
Acorda Manufacturing Facility, Boston, MA

(KEVIN KEE)

Everyone that's here has a very specific role, and it's felt by everybody that's here. What really keeps people here and working as hard as they do is that they know the role is important and they know that without their task being completed, it will hinder the project moving forward. On top of that, they understand that the project is a major drug product that could have an impact on patient lives. You take those two together and you have a winning team.

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[Rick Batycky talking to the camera while multiple images from a lab and Acordan’s doing research in a lab appear on screen]

(RICK BATYCKY)

What gets them out of bed in the morning is being able to work on something that is just so relevant. And we see it all the time. It's the ability to come in every day and have something and then see what you did or what you created, go into a patient's hand and see an effect that is a positive effect for that person. It's, you can’t buy that. It is incredibly powerful and motivating. And that's what I think throughout, we put that first.

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[Ernie Penachio talking to the camera]

(ERNIE PENACHIO)

I measure success in two ways. Number one, how many human beings have we improved the lives of, and number two, by how much?

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