Genzyme Announces Return to Full Supply of Thyrogen (thyrotropin alfa for injection)

  Genzyme Announces Return to Full Supply of Thyrogen (thyrotropin alfa for
  injection)

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- November 13, 2012

Genzyme, a Sanofi company (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), today announced that
due to the continued progress in its manufacturing operations this year, its
supply of Thyrogen^® (thyrotropin alfa for injection) has been fully restored.
As a result, beginning in November, Genzyme is able to supply all patient
demand globally.

“We are grateful to the Thyroid cancer treatment community for its ongoing
patience and partnership,” said Genzyme’s Vice President and General Manager
of Endocrinology, Alicia Secor. “Genzyme continues to invest in our
manufacturing capabilities and we are dedicated to delivering high quality
product and continuous supply of Thyrogen for the long term.”

Health care providers should acquire Thyrogen through normal distribution
channels to schedule any new Thyrogen treatments.

About Thyrogen

Thyrogen (thyrotropin alfa for injection) is for patients with
well-differentiated thyroid cancer. Thyrogen is approved as an adjunctive
diagnostic tool for serum thyroglobulin (Tg) testing with or without
radioiodine imaging. Thyrogen is also approved in the U.S. and Europe as an
adjunctive treatment for radioiodine ablation of thyroid tissue remnants in
patients who have undergone a near total or total thyroidectomy for
well-differentiated thyroid cancer and who do not have evidence of metastatic
thyroid cancer.

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. That 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.

Genzyme^® and Thyrogen^® are registered trademarks of Genzyme Corporation. All
rights reserved.

Forward Looking Statements

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that the products 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 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
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Contact:

Genzyme
Lori Gorski, 617-768-9344
Lori.Gorski@genzyme.com
 
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