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Sanofi Announces Participation in 2nd China International Import Expo

SHANGHAI, July 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- At today's Matchmaking Meeting for Medical Devices and Medical Health Care Exhibitors and Buyers of the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE), Sanofi officially announced that it would participate in the 2nd CIIE held in the National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai) from November 5 to 10.

As a world leading healthcare company, Sanofi will participate in this event as a second time. At the first CIIE, Sanofi demonstrated the excellent global R&D achievements, the process of cooperation with partners throughout the industry, the long-term commitment to the health needs of the Chinese people to China and the world, and also expressed Sanofi's positive role in China's healthy ecosystem.

This year, Sanofi expanded the exhibition area in the Medical Equipment & Health Care Products Exhibition Area of CIIE. Sanofi will demonstrate its breakthrough pipeline drugs and vaccines that will be actively introduced in China in the near future, as well as the digital innovative medical solutions to meet the diversified health needs, based on understanding of the health needs of the Chinese people.

"As a trusted healthcare partner in China for 37 years, Sanofi is very honored to participate in the CIIE again, especially during the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China," said Pius S. Hornstein PhD, Country Chair of Sanofi China. "CIIE is a significant platform to showcase advanced science & technology across the world. Sanofi will continue to be an active participant and innovation advocate - we will introduce over 20 new medicines and vaccines by 2025, strive to become the best digital healthcare company, and ultimately improve health for the broadest base of the Chinese people."

As one of the first multinational healthcare companies entering into China, Sanofi grew with the development of Chinese pharmaceutical health industry. Over 9,000 Sanofi employees have served millions of patients in over 2,000 cities and counties, by providing innovative and universal health coverage: we stepped into counties and have covered 760 million county people. Every year, our vaccines have provided immunization and disease prevention for over 12 million people in China. Our innovative prescription medicines benefit patients nearly 10 million with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, more than 60,000 with cancer and over 600 with rare disease. Dedicated to empowering the lives of the 1.4 billion people in China, our R&D and industrial footprints have been expanding: Sanofi established Global R&D Operations Hub in Chengdu, and China Research Institute in Suzhou (announced and to be launched).

The CIIE, hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, is the first state-level exposition focusing on imports. The cumulative turnover of the first CIIE is 57.83 billion US dollars. According to the data released today at the Countdown 100-day Press Conference of the 2nd CIIE, 61 national exhibitors and more than 3,000 companies from more than 150 countries and regions have confirmed their participation in this expo.

About Sanofi, China

In 1982, Sanofi opened its first office in China. Sanofi China has a diversified business that ranges from pharmaceuticals and human vaccines to consumer healthcare. Sanofi's China headquarters in Shanghai are supported by 11 offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Shenyang, Jinan, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Fuzhou and Urumqi. Sanofi has more than 9,000 employees in China.

Sanofi has three manufacturing facilities in China to meet the increasing demand of the domestic market. These plants are located in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shenzhen.

Sanofi established Global R&D Operations Hub in Chengdu, and China Research Institute in Suzhou (announced and to be launched). Sanofi's R&D focuses on unmet medical needs, such as oncology, immunology, and metabolic diseases in China and the rest of the world.

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About Sanofi

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life

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Last Updated: 26-Jul-2019