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 August 1, 1999

Roche taking extra safety steps to prepare for Y2K

BOULDER — Roche Colorado Corp., a Boulder-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, says it is taking additional safety measures to prepare for any potential Y2K difficulties.

The precautionary measures include a complete review of all of the company’s pharmaceutical research and production operations and of the operations of Roche Colorado suppliers

These precautions, the company said, will enable it to identify and address potential computer malfunctions and anticipate possible consequences of electrical power disruptions. Additionally, Roche plans to take an extra measure of precaution and shut down all pharmaceutical research and production operations at its facilities on Dec. 31, 1999. Operations will resume on Jan. 2, 2000 only after confirming that all systems are functioning correctly.

Roche Colorado has taken the necessa ry steps to prevent potential Y2K difficulties, but the company said it decided to take extra precautions as a part of their commitment to the community and the environment. Safety measures were prepared in coordination with the City of Boulder and the Boulder Office of Energy Management. Roche Colorado produces pharmaceutical products to fight the onset of AIDS. Products are also used in the prevention and treatment of a variety of other diseases.

BOULDER — Roche Colorado Corp., a Boulder-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, says it is taking additional safety measures to prepare for any potential Y2K difficulties.

The precautionary measures include a complete review of all of the company’s pharmaceutical research and production operations and of the operations of Roche Colorado suppliers

These precautions, the company said, will enable it to identify and address potential computer malfunctions and anticipate possible consequences of electrical power disruptions. Additionally, Roche plans to take an extra measure of precaution and shut down all pharmaceutical research and…

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