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Sanofi Pasteur Sets Up Partnership For Malaria Vaccine October, 2007

p> Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis (SNY), announced Monday a partnership with Institut Pasteur to develop a vaccine against malaria.

Under this collaboration agreement, Sanofi Pasteur will have access to antigens identified by Institut Pasteur derived from Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite responsible for the most deadly malaria infections. Sanofi Pasteur intends to use these antigens with the goal of developing a safe and efficacious candidate vaccine against malaria.

Sanofi Pasteur's malaria vaccine project is currently in the preclinical phase and is expected to benefit from a network of partnerships.

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