Genzyme Convenes 1st International Gaucher Conference on Bone Disease

  Genzyme Convenes 1st International Gaucher Conference on Bone Disease

Thought leaders convene in Rio de Janeiro to discuss clinical data on bone in
                        patients with Gaucher disease

Business Wire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- July 1, 2013

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,

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

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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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