Sanofi pasteur

Sanofi pasteur

company_name = sanofi pasteur
company_type = Public
foundation = August, 2004 "by merger"
company_slogan = Because health matters. (French: "L'essentiel c'est la santé.")
location = HQ in Lyon, France
key_people = Wayne Pisano "President"
homepage = []
Canadian homepage = []

Sanofi pasteur is the vaccine division of sanofi-aventis Group. It is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to vaccines.


In 2004, Aventis merged with and into Sanofi. The new sanofi-aventis Group became the world's 3rd largest pharmaceutical company. Aventis Pasteur, the vaccine division of sanofi-aventis Group, changed its name to sanofi pasteur. [cite web | title = sanofi-aventis : Aventis Pasteur, the vaccine division of the Sanofi-aventis Group, changes its name to sanofi pasteur | accessdate = 2007-11-04 | url = ]

Key Dates

* 1897, Marcel Mérieux creates the Mérieux Biological Institute in Lyon. Richard Slee creates the Pocono Biological Laboratories, in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania in the US
* 1914, John FitzGerald creates Connaught Laboratories, part of the University of Toronto.
* 1968, Rhône-Poulenc acquires 51% of the capital of the Institut Mérieux.
* 1974, Pasteur Institute creates Pasteur Production, a subsidiary specializing in manufacturing vaccines
* 1978, Connaught Laboratories in Canada acquires the vaccine manufacturing facility (Merrell-National Laboratories) at Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, US.
* 1985, Pasteur Production, the vaccines branch of the Institut Pasteur, is acquired by the Mérieux Institute, and Pasteur Vaccins is created
* 1989, The Mérieux Institute acquires the Connaught Laboratories in Canada and its subsidiaries and becomes a world leader in human biology
* 1990, Creation of Pasteur Mérieux Serums & Vaccins
* 1994, Pasteur Mérieux Sérums & Vaccins becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Rhône-Poulenc.
* 1996, Pasteur Mérieux Connaught is the new name of Pasteur Mérieux Serums et Vaccins
* 1999, Rhône-Poulenc and Hoechst unite their Life Sciences activities in a single company, which takes on the name Aventis. Within this group, Pasteur Mérieux Connaught changes its name to Aventis Pasteur.
* 2004, merger of Aventis with and into Sanofi. The new sanofi-aventis Group becomes the world's 3rd largest pharmaceutical company, behind Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline. Aventis Pasteur, the vaccine division of the sanofi-aventis Group, changes its name to sanofi pasteur.

Key facts & figures in 2006

* Sanofi pasteur - 2006 net sales: € 2,533 millions (+22.7% over 2005)
* Staff: nearly 10,000 employees
* More than a billion doses of vaccines provided to immunize more than 500 million people in the world
* A wide range of vaccines protecting against 20 bacterial and viral diseases
* A global presence
* More than US$ 1 million invested every day in R&D
* Headquarters: Lyon, France
* US Manufacturing Site: Swiftwater, PA


* TheraCys - bladder cancer cite web |url= |title=Sanofi Pasteur US Products |accessdate=2007-12-04 |format= |work= ]
* ADACEL (Tdap) - diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
* DAPTACEL (DTaP) - diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
* Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids Adsorbed USP, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
* Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed - diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
* TriHIBit (DTaP/Hib Booster Use) - diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis and haemophilus influenzae type b
* Tripedia (DTaP vaccine) - diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis
* ActHIB - haemophilus influenzae type b
* Fluzone, Influenza Virus Vaccine - influenza
* Fluzone, Influenza Virus Vaccine, No Preservative - influenza
* - influenza
* Menactra - meningococcal
* Menomune-A/C/Y/W-135 - meningococcal
* IPOL - Polio
* Imogam Rabies-HT - rabies immune globulin
* IMOVAX RABIES - rabies
* DECAVAC - tetanus and diphtheria
* Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed - tetanus
* Tetanus Toxoid For Booster Use Only - tetanus
* JE-VAX - Japanese encephalitis virus
* Typhim Vi - typhoid fever
* YF-VAX - yellow fever
* Tubersol - tuberculosis


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