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Sanofi to add new plants in Beijing E-Town

Jun. 7, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, recently announced its launch of a new production line to produce Lantus SoloSTAR, a pre-filled insulin injection, in Beijing E-Town.

Concurrently, it also launched its second phase of installation of a high-tech cartridge aseptic production line. With a designed annual output capacity of 48 million units, the added facility will help to meet the needs of China's diabetic patients.

In April 2009, Sanofi signed an agreement with Beijing E-Town to set up a new assembly plant in the industrial park with a total investment of US$90 million.

Lantus is the most widely used insulin with about 47 million users worldwide. Except the Sanofi's Frankfurt plant, Beijing E-Town has become the first Industrial production plant that can realize the local production of Lantus SoloSTAR pre-filled insulin injection.

At present, Sanofi has six production plants in China and its manufacturing facilities in Beijing E-Town plant will become its high-end drug production base in the near future. During 12th five year plan period, between 2011 and 2015, Beijing E-Town will focus on the development of its bioengineering and new medicine industry and aims to promote its contribution rate to over 60% in the capital, Sanofi's new production line will greatly aid Beijing E-Town to achieve this target.

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