Sanofi is ranked 9th in the multidisciplinary ranking “Best Pharmaceutical Companies in Germany” 2020 in the category “Research-based, leading global pharmaceutical companies in terms of sales”. The latest innovation at Sanofi and honored by pharmacists with the “Most Innovative Product” award is Thomapyrin Tension Duo® in the OTC category.
2+2=1: Sanofi Crucible
The merger of Sanofi-Synthélabo (merger of the two French companies Sanofi and Synthélabo) and Aventis (from the merger of the German Hoechst AG with the French pharmaceutical group Rhône-Poulenc) in 2004 created one of the top 10 pharmaceutical giants: Sanofi. In 2019, more than 100,000 employees worldwide generated a turnover of 36.1 billion euros. In 2011, Sanofi acquired the American company Genzyme, which had sales of 9.2 billion euros in 2019.
In line with its history, Sanofi is or has been active in a wide range of sectors: metabolic disorders/diabetes (e.g. insulin glargin/Lantus®), cardiovascular (e.g. Aprovel®), blood coagulation (e.g. Plavix®, Clexane®), cancer (Eloxatin®), osteoporosis, thyroid, respiratory, CNS.
Sanofi-Pasteur has 15 vaccines in its program. A corona vaccine is being developed together with GSK and is expected to enter Phase III trials before the end of 2020.
The headquarters of Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH and (still) important research, development and production site is Industriepark Höchst in Frankfurt/Main. In 2019, its 7,700 employees generated sales of EUR 4.9 billion, including EUR 3 billion with the blockbuster Lantus®. Other German branches of Sanofi are Berlin (marketing and sales) and Cologne (Nattermann & Cie. GmbH, phytotherapy pioneer). At the end of 2019, Sanofi’s Paris headquarters announced that it would withdraw from diabetes research in favor of more profitable oncology. By 2021, Sanofi plans to invest around EUR 6 billion annually in research and development worldwide.
The “Access to Medicines” initiative targets the population in many countries with inadequate health care. Within the framework of “Gender Balance”, Sanofi aims to fill the top three management levels 50/50 with women and men worldwide by 2025.
Thomapyrin® Tension Uno: the most innovative product for headaches
In the Pharma trend Sanofi belongs with Diabetologen and neurologists for a long time to the most lasting and most innovative Pharmaunternehmen Germany. In 2020, the research-based company received the award for “The most innovative product” with Thomapyrin Tension Duo®. Decisive factors for the pharmacists to give the award were the innovative combination of active ingredients (78%), the improved effect (39%) and the novelty on the German market (36%).
Multiple awards for Sanofi for innovation and sustainability
Sanofi has already been awarded the “Golden Tablet” award for innovation and sustainability 5 times since the launch of the Pharma Trend benchmark study in 2000. For the first time, Sanofi received the award “The most innovative product” in the Rx category in 2004 for Lantus® and 2015 Lemtrada®. In 2020, Thomapyrin Tension Duo® followed in the OTC category.
Awards for innovation and sustainability since 2000:
- The Golden Tablet (2007 – 2006, 2004, 2001 – 2000)
- Lantus® 2004)
- Lemtrada® (2015)
- Thomapyrin Tension Duo® (2020)
About the award ceremony
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