Upjohn Fun Fact #22 

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Regulatory submissions from Upjohn were all printed on paper and a LOT of paper was needed. The 1965 photo below shows the amount of paper needed for the PROVEST submission to FDA. Sometimes, all the submission binders for FDA would be loaded into an Upjohn company plane and flown from the Kalamazoo airport to Washington DC, as shown in the bottom photo.


I worked in Regulatory when the Zyvox submission was printed. Four huge Zerox Docutech copiers in the basement of Building 298 printed 250,000 pages over a single weekend. The FDA portion was then loaded onto a company plane. I remember hearing that the cost to ship the European submission for Zyvox from Portage to Europe was $20,000. 


Today there is no paper needed for a regulatory submission. None. Electronic files and documents are uploaded via the internet to a secure fileshare located at each regulatory agency.

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   Fun Fact #2 - Food Services Coat of Arms  

   Fun Fact #3 - Chocolate Covered Tablets  

   Fun Fact #4 - The First Employee Newsletter  

   Fun Fact #5 - Early Postcard of the Portage Site  

    Fun Fact #6 - Interesting Building Purchases  

   Fun Fact #7 - Upjohn's Worst Product?  

   Fun Fact #8 - License Plates  

   Fun Fact #9 - Upjohn Products in 2019  

   Fun Fact #10 - A Stirring Mystery  

   Fun Fact #11 - Upjohn Hockey Pucks  

   Fun Fact #12 - Oldest Upjohn Product still made by Pfizer  

    Fun Fact #13 - Controversial Upjohn Art  

    Fun Fact #14  - Vitamin Dispenser  

    Fun Fact #15  - Dinner Pills  

    Fun Fact #16  - The Year 1959  

    Fun Fact #17  - Eilaine Roth and the Kalamazoo Lassies  

    Fun Fact #18  - 1940's Model of Building 41 Manufacturing Processes  

   Fun Fact #19  - Bringing Back Samples from Vacation  

   Fun Fact #20  - The Last Snow Day  

   Fun Fact #21  - Hiring Preferences  

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