Sanofi delays return of vaccines after testing 'anomaly'

An article from FierceVaccines
August 22, 2013
Sanofi delays return of vaccines after testing 'anomaly'


August 22, 2013 -- Sanofi's vaccine manufacturing plants have had a rocky 18 months, with warning letters, recalls and shortages marring 2012. Next month was supposed to be a milestone in efforts to resume full supply of all vaccines, but now a testing anomaly has caused further delays.

The problem this time relates to a filling line at the plant that manufactures two combination vaccines, Daptacel and Pentacel. Sanofi began limiting orders of the vaccines--which protect against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type B--in April 2012. Three months ago, Sanofi pencilled in the start of September for a return to full production, but it is now set to miss this target.

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