September, 20, 2011

Sanofi Pasteur Donates Vaccine Strain Used for Polio Eradication to WHO

- Vaccine strain used in the production of oral polio vaccines against type 3 poliovirus -

 

Sanofi Pasteur Donates Vaccine Strain Used for Polio Eradication to WHO
- Vaccine strain used in the production of oral polio vaccines against type 3 poliovirus -

Lyon, France – September, 20, 2011 – Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today it is donating to the World Health Organization (WHO) a vaccine strain used for polio eradication. The biological material given by Sanofi Pasteur is the original viral seed used to produce large quantities of oral polio vaccines (OPV) against type 3 poliovirus. With this donation from Sanofi Pasteur, WHO will be in full control of the storage of the vaccine strain and its distribution to vaccine producers worldwide.