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Sanofi-aventis U.S. and Intelliject, Inc. Sign Licensing Agreement for Novel Epinephrine Auto Injector in North America

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S. announced today the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement with Intelliject, Inc. for a novel epinephrine auto injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) in North America (U.S. and Canada).

"We are pleased to have this opportunity to offer this innovative delivery device for the millions of people who are at risk of this life-threatening allergic reaction each year," stated Brent Ragans, Vice President, Head of General Therapeutics, sanofi-aventis U.S. "This agreement complements our strong presence in the U.S. as a leader in the allergy arena and is a great example of our company's transformation into a provider of healthcare solutions."

Sanofi-aventis will be responsible for manufacturing and commercial activities in North America. Intelliject will be responsible for the on-going development and regulatory submission in the U.S. In addition, Intelliject has retained certain rights to co-promote the product in the U.S.

Under the terms of the agreement, sanofi-aventis U.S. will make an upfront payment and Intelliject will be eligible for future milestone payments and royalties on product sales.

About anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that involves a number of body systems and can be fatal within minutes, either through swelling that shuts off airways or through a significant drop in blood pressure. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates there are up to 2,000 episodes of anaphylaxis per every 100,000 people in the U.S. each year, although the precise incidence of anaphylaxis is unknown and is likely underreported.

Anaphylaxis can occur in people with allergies to certain foods, insect stings, medications, latex or other allergens. All published national anaphylaxis guidelines recommend epinephrine as the treatment in an acute episode. The vast majority of deaths from anaphylaxis occur in individuals who do not receive epinephrine in a timely manner.

About sanofi-aventis

Sanofi-aventis U.S. is an affiliate of sanofi-aventis, a leading global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions to help improve the lives of patients. Sanofi-aventis is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York ( SNY). For more information, or

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Contact: Susan Brooks, sanofi-aventis U.S., (908) 981-6566,

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