Sanofi, or Sanofi – Aventis, the French company is one of the biggest and the best. Beating most other pharmaceutical companies in the world, Sanofi stands third in the list of medicine makers of the world, manufacturing drugs and vaccines for some of the deadliest diseases. The current companies actually a merger of the original along with two other pharmaceutical companies that were established independently, Synthelabo and Aventis. Together, they vowed to conquer Cancer, Central Nervous system diseases, cardiovascular disorders, Diabetes and Thrombosis for which they had commenced work extensively.
Found in the year 1973 as a spin-off of Elf Aquitaine the popular oil company of France, Sanofi had a late start.The name got into the big league of pharmaceutical companies of France within a span of ten years. Two decades after, it expanded into the supreme powers like the United States by acquiring Sterling Winthrop, a pharmaceutical company that was already popular.
The company that made drugs exclusively slowly ventured out into the field of cosmetics, animal health and diagnostics. Soon enough, Synthelabo, another major pharmaceutical company operating in France merged with Sanofi. The landmark merger between Sanofi and Aventis took place in the year 2004 with the government of France playing a major part in finalising the deal.