Pharmaceutical research and drug development is a long process which can take up to 15 years. It involves understanding the biological foundations of a disease at the level of genes, proteins and cells, mobilizing multidisciplinary teams to identify the right molecule for a future potential drug, and testing the new compound for safety and efficacy through laboratory tests and clinical trials.
Identify current/future unmet medical
needs and commit to innovation for
all patient categories
Adopt a position on key bioethics
topics and monitor/minimise risks
Guarantee the rights, safety and integrity
of participants in clinical trials
Provide transparency and timely
access to research data for scientific
and patient communities
Examples of Sanofi's good practices
Ensure that all research participants, including vulnerable persons, have given individual
informed consent and that their rights to information on benefits/risks prior to consent
are respected and protected.