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Sanofi acquires US swine vaccines

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French drugmaker Sanofi announced it has acquired Newport Laboratories, a US swine and bovine vaccines manufacturer, to bolster its animal health unit Merial, Reuters reports.
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The acquisition will enable Merial to expand its US cow and pig vaccine business, Sanofi said.

Newport specialises in autogenous vaccines, which are developed and produced from a virus or bacteria strain that has been isolated from tissue samples submitted from a particular farm, offering alternative methods to help prevent diseases in food animals.
 
In 2011 Merial reported sales of €2 billion, up 4.3 percent from 2010.
 
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