Sanofi, the parent company of Sanofi Pasteur, is a global and diversified health care leader that discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of health care with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer health care, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. In 1992, Sanofi recognized the need to engage younger students in biotechnology education, and the initial SBC program was run in conjunction with the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s first meeting in Canada. The program is managed by Partners in Research, on behalf of Sanofi Pasteur and Sanofi Canada, and in partnership with science outreach and biotechnology industry organizations across Canada.

Check out this video for an interview with Mark Lievonen, former president of Sanofi Pasteur Limited.

“Even after more than 20 years of the Biogenius competition, I am simply astounded by the life-changing discoveries that these young students make, and the power of science. Thanks to the collaboration between industry, government and academia, SBC fosters a culture of innovation in Canada, ultimately accelerating Canadian competitiveness and productivity. Programs like this are essential to shape and cultivate the next generation of leaders.”

Mark Lievonen, President, Sanofi Pasteur Limited

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