Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Scientific Communities
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

Sanofi Pasteur Allies with SK Chemicals Co. of South Korea on PCV

Published: Friday, March 21, 2014
Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Bookmark and Share
A long-term strategic business collaboration to co-develop and commercialize an innovative vaccine against pneumococcal infection to address global public-health needs.

Sanofi Pasteur has announced a long-term strategic cooperation with SK Chemicals Co. to co-develop an innovative pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV).

This agreement will enable Sanofi Pasteur to access the global PCV market of $4 billion USD. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the use of PCVs in all countries.

The collaboration agreement includes research & development, production, and commercialization of a preventative pneumococcal disease vaccine. As part of the agreement, Sanofi will make an up-front payment of $23 million USD to SK Chemicals Co.

Both companies will co-invest in the development of the PCV vaccine project and, if successful, SK Chemicals would produce the innovative vaccine at its production facility located in An-dong--the southern part of Korea. The product, once registered, would be launched globally by Sanofi Pasteur with shared profits outside of Korea, where SK would commercialize it with exclusive rights.

“Sanofi Pasteur is committed to driving the open innovation strategy in improving global public-health concerns, and to this end, this collaboration with SK Chemicals will showcase a win-win partnership built on mutual strengths and expertise of each company” said Sanofi Pasteur CEO, Olivier Charmeil. “With this agreement, Sanofi Pasteur will enlarge its unique portfolio of products, embracing the value of open innovation.”

“This is an important milestone for SK and for Korea,” stated Mr. In-Serk Lee, CEO of SK Chemicals “We are proud to partner with Sanofi Pasteur, one of the global leaders of the vaccine industry, to be able to develop and manufacture in Korea a premium vaccine that has the potential to be distributed worldwide.”

According to the WHO, diseases caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus)-such as pneumonia, meningitis and febrile bacteraemia-constitute a major, global public-health problem; otitis media, sinusitis and bronchitis are more common but less serious manifestations of infection. It is estimated that about 14.5 million episodes of serious pneumococcal disease occur annually, resulting in about 826,000 deaths in children aged 1-59 months.

SK Chemicals recently unveiled its quality by design, multi-product production facility. The plant is currently producing various vaccines for clinical trials. Once the testing is over, the plant will start producing vaccines at large scale using next-generation technologies.

Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,800+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 4,000+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Sanofi Pasteur and Immune Design Collaborate on a Vaccine to Treat HSV
The two companies will develop a product jointly through phase II.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Sanofi Pasteur Initiates Phase III Study Investigational Clostridium Difficile Vaccine
Cdiffense trial to evaluate vaccine against a leading cause of life-threatening, healthcare-associated infections worldwide.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Scientific News
High Throughput Mass Spectrometry-Based Screening Assay Trends
Dr John Comley provides an insight into HT MS-based screening with a focus on future user requirements and preferences.
How a Genetic Locus Protects Adult Blood-Forming Stem Cells
Mammalian imprinted Gtl2 protects adult hematopoietic stem cells by restricting metabolic activity in the cells' mitochondria.
Genetic Basis of Fatal Flu Side Effect Discovered
A group of people with fatal H1N1 flu died after their viral infections triggered a deadly hyperinflammatory disorder in susceptible individuals with gene mutations linked to the overactive immune response, according to a recent study.
New Tech Vastly Improves CRISPR/Cas9 Accuracy
A new CRISPR/Cas9 technology developed by scientists at UMass Medical School is precise enough to surgically edit DNA at nearly any genomic location, while avoiding potentially harmful off-target changes typically seen in standard CRISPR gene editing techniques.
The MaxSignal Colistin ELISA Test Kit from Bioo Scientific
Kit can help prevent the antibiotic apocalypse by keeping last resort drugs out of the food supply.
"Good" Mozzie Virus Might Hold Key to Fighting Human Disease
Australian scientists have discovered a new virus carried by one of the country’s most common pest mosquitoes.
Non-Disease Proteins Kill Brain Cells
Scientists at the forefront of cutting-edge research into neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s have shown that the mere presence of protein aggregates may be as important as their form and identity in inducing cell death in brain tissue.
Closing the Loop on an HIV Escape Mechanism
Research team finds that protein motions regulate virus infectivity.
New Class of RNA Tumor Suppressors Identified
Two short, “housekeeping” RNA molecules block cancer growth by binding to an important cancer-associated protein called KRAS. More than a quarter of all human cancers are missing these RNAs.
Potential Treatment for Life-Threatening Viral Infections Revealed
The findings point to new therapies for Dengue, West Nile and Ebola.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,800+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,000+ scientific videos