Press Release: Sanofi continues on path to industry leadership in Immunology with Dupixent® (dupilumab) as key driver

March 29, 2022
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Sanofi continues on path to industry leadership in Immunology with Dupixent® (dupilumab) as key driver

  • Dupixent peak sales ambition raised to more than €13 billion
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2023 pivotal readouts provide potential for additional Dupixent sales ambition upgrade
  • 13 potential new medicines currently in the clinic to treat chronic inflammatory diseases, with 17 readouts expected by the end of 2024

Paris, March 28, 2022. Tomorrow, Sanofi will host an Immunology Investor Event with key members of the leadership team providing updates on how the company is advancing its Immunology strategy, including the ambition to more than quadruple Immunology franchise sales by the end of the decade. The focus of the event is on Dupixent® (dupilumab), a key growth driver, and Sanofi’s rapidly advancing pipeline, highlighting dermatological, respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases as priority therapeutic areas. Sanofi has raised the Dupixent sales peak ambition to more than €13 billion. This new ambition does not include potential for additional sales ambition upgrade from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with pivotal readouts anticipated in 2023.

For more than a decade Sanofi, in collaboration with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN), has been advancing the science of diseases driven by type 2 inflammation. Dupixent is now a market leader and more than 400,000 patients with certain types of atopic dermatitis (AD), asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis have been treated globally. By 2025, Dupixent is expected to generate an additional 11 new regulatory submissions across indications and age groups.

Bill Sibold
Executive Vice President, Head of Global Specialty Care, Sanofi
In the five years since launch, Dupixent has excelled in improving the lives of patients with diseases driven by type 2 inflammation. This truly unique medicine is only at the beginning of its journey to helping potentially millions of patients. Beyond Dupixent, we are committed to delivering the next generation of novel medicines that we hope will change the practice of medicine in chronic inflammatory diseases beyond type 2 inflammation. We are committed to moving with the utmost urgency to bring new medicines to patients that address their individual needs, offering choice and hope.

Sanofi’s novel pipeline is comprised of 13 next-generation medicines designed to target mechanisms beyond type 2 inflammation. Our Research & Development (R&D) teams are following the science to control chronic inflammation and collaborating with leading experts across all sectors to address both urgent and growing patient needs. We are focused on targets with the most potential to alter the course of immune-based diseases, from the mildest to the most severe, using novel technologies that unlock previously inaccessible biology. These drug discovery platforms, for example, synthetic biology, TAILORED COVALENCY™ chemistry, and multispecific NANOBODY® molecules, are allowing Sanofi to pursue both injectable and oral therapeutics. Sanofi’s attack in immunological diseases also entails precision medicine approaches that aim to remove the guess-work from clinical practice by treating the right patients, with the right medicines, at the right time.

John Reed, M.D., Ph.D.
Global Head of Research and Development, Sanofi
Our long-term strategy goes well beyond Dupixent to deliver best-in-class medicines that break efficacy ceilings and help patients with chronic inflammatory diseases achieve long-term disease modification. We are pursuing this ambition through precision medicine approaches that leverage our proprietary technologies, such as our NANOBODY platform that can help us address multiple therapeutic targets with one medicine. With approximately 21 clinical readouts expected across our promising immunology pipeline by the end of next year, it is an exciting time for our team working in Immunology R&D.

Sanofi will highlight the following assets in its growing R&D pipeline:

  • Three candidates for AD, complementing Dupixent’s position in AD driven by type 2 inflammation, spanning all severities of disease as well as topical, oral and injectable administration. These drug development programs include our acceleration of priority asset amlitelimab, an anti-OX40L antibody that aims to restore immune homeostasis between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory T cells.
  • Two complementary candidates for COPD, developed in collaboration with Regeneron, targeting distinct subpopulations.
  • A broad Phase 1 clinical program of small molecules and biologics. These candidate medicines include oral small molecules, degraders, synthetic cytokines, and several NANOBODY molecules, designed to simultaneously tackle two proven targets, thus aiming to break efficacy ceilings.

Immunology Investor Event Details

The hybrid Immunology Investor Event will take place on Tuesday, March 29 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. CEST / 8 a.m. to noon EDT (webcast, in-person meeting at Sanofi’s Cambridge office).

For background slides and webcast information, please refer to the following link. The information will be available beginning Tuesday, March 29 at 1 p.m. CEST / 7 a.m. EDT.

About Our Inflammatory Pipeline

Through world-class R&D and a laser focus on patients, Sanofi discovers, develops and delivers best-in-class treatments that improve the lives of people living with chronic inflammatory diseases. The Immunology pipeline consists of 7 potential new medicines in Phase 1 clinical development, 5 in Phase 2 clinical development, and 1 in Phase 3 clinical development. These programs include potential treatments across a wide range of inflammatory conditions. Dupilumab is being jointly developed by Sanofi and Regeneron under a global collaboration agreement. In addition to the 3 currently approved indications, Sanofi and Regeneron are studying dupilumab in nearly a dozen other diseases.

About Sanofi
We are an innovative global healthcare company, driven by one purpose: we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Our team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. We provide potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally, while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions.
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