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Genzyme Convenes 1st International Gaucher Conference on Bone Disease

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Thought leaders convene in Rio de Janeiro to discuss clinical data on bone in patients with Gaucher disease</i> </p>

Monday, July 01, 2013

Genzyme Convenes 1st International Gaucher Conference on Bone Disease

08:00 EDT Monday, July 01, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Genzyme, a Sanofi company (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), today announced that the first international meeting focused on bone disease in patients with Gaucher disease will take place July 5 and 6 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This meeting will bring together over 100 physicians and researchers from around the world, with the goal of improving clinical care and shaping the future direction of research specific to bone disease.

Sponsored by Genzyme, this meeting is chaired by Pramod Mistry, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and the Director of National Gaucher Disease Treatment Center at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Among the topics for discussion:

  • Pathophysiology of bone disease in Gaucher disease
  • Biomarkers and bone turnover markers
  • Radiological assessment of bone disease
  • Management of bone disease in children and adults

“Impaired bone health is widely recognized as one of the major contributors to reduced quality of life in patients with Gaucher disease,” said Genzyme's Head of Rare Diseases, Rogerio Vivaldi, MD. “This meeting brings together in Rio international experts from across a wide array of scientific and clinical disciplines to learn about the latest research, share experiences, and foster new collaborative relationships.”

About Genzyme, a Sanofi Company

Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseases and multiple sclerosis, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve. This goal guides and inspires us every day. Genzyme's portfolio of transformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world, represents groundbreaking and life-saving advances in medicine. As a Sanofi company, Genzyme benefits from the reach and resources of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, with a shared commitment to improving the lives of patients. Learn more at www.genzyme.com.

About Sanofi

Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

Genzyme® is the registered trademark of Genzyme Corporation. All rights reserved.

Sanofi Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements include projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives, intentions and expectations with respect to future financial results, events, operations, services, product development and potential, and statements regarding future performance. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by the words “expects”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “plans” and similar expressions. Although Sanofi's management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of Sanofi, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. These risks and uncertainties include among other things, the uncertainties inherent in research and development, future clinical data and analysis, including post marketing, decisions by regulatory authorities, such as the FDA or the EMA, regarding whether and when to approve any drug, device or biological application that may be filed for any such product candidates as well as their decisions regarding labelling and other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of such product candidates, the absence of guarantee that the product candidates if approved will be commercially successful, the future approval and commercial success of therapeutic alternatives, the Group's ability to benefit from external growth opportunities, trends in exchange rates and prevailing interest rates, the impact of cost containment policies and subsequent changes thereto, the average number of shares outstanding as well as those discussed or identified in the public filings with the SEC and the AMF made by Sanofi, including those listed under “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in Sanofi's annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012. Other than as required by applicable law, Sanofi does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements.

Media Contact:
Genzyme
Lori Gorski, 617-768-9344
Lori.gorski@genzyme.com

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