Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material to stimulate an individual’s immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate morbidity from infection.
Sanofi Pasteur is the vaccines division of the multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to vaccines.
In 1994, 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.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO)ֲ immunization saves more than 3 million lives every year in all age groups from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and measles ג€“ but more than 3 million people still die due to lack of access to vaccines.
Sanofi’s vision’s a world in which no one suffers or dies from a vaccine-preventable disease.
Sanofi Pasteur is at the forefront of developing immunological solutions to prevent diseases for every stage of life. Sanofi Pasteur is continuously harnessing new scientific knowledge and technologies to design safe and effective single-entity and combination vaccines against complex diseases for the worldג€™s population.
The company has major production sites in France, the United States, Argentina, Canada, China, India, Mexico and Thailand.
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