Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, provides more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to immunize more than 500 million people across the globe. A world leader in the vaccine industry, Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines protecting against 20 infectious diseases. The company's heritage, to create vaccines that protect life, dates back more than a century. Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company entirely dedicated to vaccines. Every day, the company invests more than EUR 1 million in research and development.
Meeting global demand is an ongoing challenge for vaccine producers. Mobilizing its 13,000 employees, Sanofi Pasteur meets this challenge every day thanks to its R&D and production facilities implanted in France and around the world. Sanofi Pasteur currently operates thirteen production and/or R&D sites located in France, USA, Canada, Argentina, China, India, Mexico and Thailand. Two new facilities are under construction in France and in China.
In Europe, Sanofi Pasteur MSD, a joint venture with Merck & Co., develops and distributes vaccines in 19 countries in Europe (web site: www.spmsd.com).