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Sanofi (France) (SAN.PA) Dengue Bid Seen as $2.6 Billion Hit or $800 Million Flop



8/5/2013 7:13:58 AM

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Sanofi (SAN), whose vaccines have all but eradicated polio, recently flew journalists from around the globe to a sparkling new factory in France to tout its next big project -- the world’s first vaccine for dengue. That takes confidence, considering mid-stage studies for the shot last year yielded results that ranged from perplexing to disappointing. Sanofi is forging ahead. It’s readying commercial production of a vaccine to prevent the debilitating and sometimes fatal mosquito-borne malady that’s had outbreaks in the U.S. and Europe and threatens half the global population.

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