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Independent Consulting Agreement - Biogen Inc. and Kenneth Murray

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FOURTEEN CAMBRIDGE CENTER, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02142 * 617-679-2000 * FAX 617-679-2838

                                        September 27, 2001

Sir Kenneth Murray
4 Mortonhall Road
Edinburgh EH9 2HW
Scottland, United Kingdom

Re: Renewal of Independent Consulting Agreement

Dear Ken:

     Your Independent Consulting Agreement with Biogen, Inc., dated June 29,
1979, as previously amended, (the "Agreement"), under which you serve as a
member of the Scientific Board of the Company expires on September 30, 2001.
Biogen greatly values your input on the Scientific Board, and would like to
renew the Agreement for an additional one-year period commencing as of October
1, 2001 and ending on September 30, 2002. The terms and conditions of the
Agreement will continue to apply during the renewal term except that
compensation for your services under the Agreement during the renewal term will
be as follows:

     1.   You will receive (i) a $20,000 per year retainer, (ii) $2,000 per day
          for attendance at Scientific Board meetings, plus reasonable travel
          and lodging expenses and (iii) $500 per day for time spent in Biogen's

     As compensation for your service as a member of the Board of Directors you
will receive the standard board package and the following stock option grant:

     2.   Subject to approval by the Stock and Option Plan Administration
          Committee, on your renewal date, you will be granted an option to
          purchase 30,000 shares of Biogen Common Stock. The option will vest
          over three years (33-1/3% per year) and will be exercisable at a price
          equal to the average of the high and low sales prices on your renewal,
          as long as on such date you are still a member of the Board of

     If you agree to renewal of the Agreement on these terms, please sign both
copies of this renewal letter and return one copy to the attention of Stephen
McEvoy, Associate General Counsel, Biogen, Inc., 14 Cambridge Center, Cambridge,
MA 02142.

     We look forward to your continued participation on the Scientific Board.

                                     Very truly yours,

                                     BIOGEN, INC.

                                     By: /s/ James C. Mullen
                                         James C. Mullen
                                         President and Chief Executive Officer

                                     AGREED TO AND ACCEPTED:

                                     /s/ Sir Kenneth Murray
                                     Sir Kenneth Murray