Sanofi: FDA Accepts Sanofi's New Drug Application for Basal Insulin Toujeo®

 Sanofi: FDA Accepts Sanofi's New Drug Application for Basal Insulin Toujeo®                    FDA Accepts Sanofi's New Drug Application                            forBasal InsulinToujeo^®                    - Toujeo dossier already accepted by EMA -  Paris, France - July 8, 2014 - Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY)  announced  today that  the U.S.  Food and  Drug Administration  (FDA) has  accepted  for  review the company's New Drug Application (NDA) for Toujeo^® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin]  injection,  300  U/mL),an investigational  basal  insulin.  The  acceptance of the NDA  follows the acceptance  of the marketing  authorization  dossier for Toujeo by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for EU countries  on  May 27, 2014.  "By reaching this  key milestone in  the approval process,  we are pleased  to  take another step forward  with Toujeo, an  investigational new basal  insulin  that has been evaluated in a broad range of people living with diabetes," said Pierre Chancel, Senior Vice  President, Global Diabetes  at Sanofi. "With  the  FDA's acceptance  of  our  submission,  we  are  anticipating  the  regulatory  decision for marketing authorization for Toujeo in the U.S. in the first  half  of 2015."  The NDA  for  Toujeo is  based  on results  from  the EDITION  clinical  trial  program, which  is a  worldwide  and extensive  series  of Phase  III  studies  evaluating the efficacy and safety of  Toujeo in over 3,500 people from  broad  and diverse diabetes populations.  Toujeo is the  trade name for  insulin glargine [rDNA  origin] injection,  300  U/mL; formerly  abbreviated  as "U300".  U300  is not  currently  approved  or  licensed anywhere in the world.  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