Manufacturing vaccines is a complex journey
It takes between 6 to 36 months to produce, package and deliver high quality vaccines to those who need them. This includes testing each batch of vaccine at every step of its journey and repeat quality control of batches by different authorities around the world.
Vaccines manufacturing is a biological process where a very high level of expertise is required. We need to continually adapt to satisfy evolving regulatory demands which vary country by country. In addition, the production process is under even greater pressure as demand for certain vaccines grows, such as pediatric combination vaccines and as demand increases from the global public health community to investigate new and emerging threats.
Sanofi Pasteur top priority is to provide vaccines to protect people’s health. We believe in a world in which no one suffers or dies from a vaccine preventable disease. In order to achieve that goal, we have implemented an ongoing investment program in building internal production capabilities.
Journey of vaccine3
Vaccine research is long, complex and costly. Its development cycle and production are specific.
- Sanofi 2018 Integrated Report. https://www.sanofi.com/-/media/Project/One-Sanofi-Web/Websites/Global/Sanofi-COM/Home/common/docs/about-us/Sanofi-RI2018-EN-PDF-e-accessible_02.pdfla=en&hash=7F10E1D10BBD10857D48B8E02A5366D379786111&hash=7F10E1D10BBD10857D48B8E02A5366D379786111
- Sanofi FORM 20-F 2018. https://www.sanofi.com/-/media/Project/One-Sanofi-Web/Websites/Global/Sanofi-COM/Home/common/docs/investors/Sanofi-20-F-2018-EN-PDF-e-accessible_02.pdf?la=en&hash=57AEAA7B68D1E3F50B28F8D79E6E4AE3F4DA0C78&hash=57AEAA7B68D1E3F50B28F8D79E6E4AE3F4DA0C78