Sanofi Demonstrates Commitment to Innovative Diabetes Care at International Diabetes Technology Conference

   

Paris, France (ots) -

   - Data presented at ATTD by Sanofi will focus on the company's
     integrated portfolio of therapeutic solutions, blood glucose
     monitoring, insulin delivery and contributions to advancing
     diabetes research - 

Sanofi (EURONEXT : SAN and NYSE : SNY) announced today that its comprehensive portfolio of innovative diabetes solutions will be presented at the International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) in Paris, France (February 27 - March 2). The annual ATTD conference is the leading diabetes technology meeting in Europe, and Sanofi will showcase its commitment to advancing therapeutic solutions and diabetes care technology aimed at improving patient outcomes.

Abstracts include the latest clinical data on the early benefits of Lantus® (insulin glargine), the accuracy, reliability and ease-of- use of the BGStar® and iBGStar® blood glucose meters, and the SoloSTAR® insulin delivery device. The study design of the biggest multi-national register of diabetes research in the young, TEENS, will also be featured.

In addition, Sanofi will sponsor a plenary satellite symposium at ATTD titled "Technology: Contributing to Diabetes Management Today and Tomorrow" which will provide an overview of current and future treatments, tools and projects to facilitate clinical decision making and empower patients to take control of their diabetes. The session will conclude with a presentation on the artificial pancreas in children.

"Today, effective diabetes management is increasingly a matter of simplifying day-to-day routines for people living with the condition. This means we need comprehensive approaches to diabetes care based on technological advances," said Pierre Chancel, Senior Vice President, Sanofi, Global Diabetes. "Sanofi's diabetes teams are dedicated to providing innovative and integrated technological solutions combined with patient support services that help people with diabetes effectively manage their disease while living the lives they want to live."

Highlights of the data being presented are as follows (abstracts are available on the ATTD website www2.kenes.com/attd):

iNewTrend study: "Effect of Glucose Monitoring with Smartphone 
Integration on Metabolic Control and Compliance in Type 1 Diabetes 
(iNew Trend): Study Design"
When:       Session 26: Oral Presentations, Saturday 2 March, 12:20
            - 12:30pm CET
Presenter:  V. Cherubini, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, 
            Italy
Where:      CNIT Paris La Defense Exhibition Hall, Hall III 
EARLY LANTUS study: "Early Onset of Glycaemic Improvements after 
Insulin Initiation with Insulin Glargine in Patients with Type 2 
Diabetes Mellitus Uncontrolled with OADs: Pooled Analysis from 
Clinical Trials"
When:       Poster Session 2, Friday 1 March, 8:00am - 17:00pm CET
Presenter:  D.R. Owens, Institute of Molecular and Experimental
            Medicine, Cardiff, UK
Where:      CNIT Paris La Defense Exhibition Hall, Poster Area 
LANTUS survey: "Survey on Physician Experiences in Initiation of 
Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes Patients: Preliminary Results for Insulin 
Glargine"
When:       Poster Session 2, Friday 1 March, 8:00am - 17:00pm CET
Presenter:  R. Roussel, Diabetology, Endocrinology and Nutrition     
            Department, Paris, France
Where:      CNIT Paris La Defense Exhibition Hall, Poster Area 
TEENS study: "International Evaluation of Diabetes Management, 
Glycaemic Control and Quality of Life in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes: 
the TEENS Study"
When:       E-Poster Session 4, Friday 1 March, 10:00am CET
Presenter:  L. Laffel, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Where:      CNIT Paris La Defense Exhibition Hall, Exhibition Area,
            Poster Station 2 

BGStar® and iBGStar® abstracts include:

"Assessment of Ascorbic Acid and Acetaminophen Interference on the 
Performance of Blood Glucose Meters for Patient Self-Testing"
When:       Poster Session, Thursday 28 February, 8:00am - 17:00pm 
            CET
Presenter:  A. Pfützner, IKFE - Institute for Clinical Research and  
            Development, Mainz, Germany
Where:      CNIT Paris La Defense Exhibition Hall, Poster Area 
"Laboratory Study for Evaluation of the Influence of Temperature and 
Humidity on Blood Glucose Measurements with BGStar and iBGStar"
When:       Poster Session, Thursday 28 February, 8:00am - 17:00pm 
            CET
Presenter:  A. Pfützner, IKFE - Institute for Clinical Research and  
            Development, Mainz, Germany
Where:      CNIT Paris La Defense Exhibition Hall, Poster Area 
"Performance of Current Blood Glucose Meters in Compliance with the 
New Draft Clinical ISO15197: 2010 Accuracy Criteria"
When:       Poster Session, Thursday 28 February, 8:00am - 17:00pm 
            CET
Presenter:  A. Pfützner, IKFE - Institute for Clinical Research and  
            Development, Mainz, Germany
Where:      CNIT Paris La Defense Exhibition Hall, Poster Area 
"Impact of Strip Filling on the Performance of Glucose Meters for
Patient Self-Testing"
When:       Poster Session, Thursday 28 February, 8:00am - 17:00pm 
            CET
Presenter:  A. Pfützner, IKFE - Institute for Clinical Research and  
            Development, Mainz, Germany
Where:      CNIT Paris La Defense Exhibition Hall, Poster Area 

SoloSTAR® abstracts include:

"Field Study on Rotational Speeds and Angles used by Patients Dialing
a Dose on Four Different Disposable Insulin Pens" 
When:       E-Poster Session 1, Thursday 28 February, 10:05am CET
Presenter:  A. Friedrichs, LWS Risk Management Consult GmbH,      
            Brannenburg, Germany 
Where:      CNIT Paris La Defense Exhibition Hall, Exhibition Area,
            Poster Station 1 
"Torque for Dose Dialing of Four Disposable Insulin Pens SoloSTAR, 
FlexTouch, FlexPen, and KwikPen: Results of a Laboratory Study" 
When:       Poster Session 2, Friday 1 March, 8:00am - 17:00pm CET
Presenter:  A. Friedrichs, LWS Risk Management Consult GmbH,
            Brannenburg, Germany 
Where:      CNIT Paris La Defense Exhibition Hall, Poster Area 

Sanofi-Sponsored Plenary Satellite Symposium:

"Technology: Contributing to Diabetes Management Today and Tomorrow"
When:       Session 8: Plenary Satellite Symposium, Thursday 28
            February, 15:00 - 16:30pm CET
Chairman:   L. Heinemann, Profil Institute for Metabolic Research,
            Neuss, Germany
Where:      CNIT Paris La Defense Exhibition Hall, Hall I 

About Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs as type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease characterized by the lack of insulin (the hormone that regulates blood glucose concentrations) production by the pancreas, and type 2, a metabolic disorder in which there are two main biological defects: a deficient production of insulin and reduced ability of the body to respond to the insulin being produced. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are characterized by an increase in blood glucose concentrations (hyperglycemia). Over time, uncontrolled hyperglycemia leads to the macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes. Macrovascular complications, which affect the large blood vessels, include heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. Microvascular complications affect the small blood vessels of the eyes (retinopathy), kidney (nephropathy) and nerves (neuropathy). The global incidence of diabetes is growing at an alarming rate, with more than 371 million people worldwide living with the condition today.[1]

About Sanofi Diabetes

Sanofi strives to help people manage the complex challenge of diabetes by delivering innovative, integrated and personalized solutions. Driven by valuable insights that come from listening to and engaging with people living with diabetes, the Company is forming partnerships to offer diagnostics, therapies, services and devices, including intelligent blood glucose monitoring systems. Sanofi markets both injectable and oral medications for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

About Sanofi

Sanofi, a global and diversified 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).

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[1] International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 5th edn. Brussels, Belgium: International Diabetes Federation, 2011. http://www.idf.org/diabetesatlas (Accessed: February 14, 2013 - 17:30 pm)

Contacts:

Global Diabetes Division 
Diagnostics and Delivery Solutions 
Milena Saleh 
Mobile: +49 173 68 96 040 
E-mail: Milena.Saleh@sanofi.com