A Good Co-pilot

A Good Co-Pilot Sanofi Pasteur and Ontario—On the Road Together to Innovation and Discovery By J. Mark Lievonen Each day, when I drive from my home in Unionville, Ontario, to North Toronto, where I work at sanofi pasteur, I feel lucky to live in a region with so much to offer. Not only is Ontario a beautiful place, but it also offers incredible opportunities for those of us in the life-sciences business. The location has been a place for our

J. Mark Lievonen
Jan 13, 2010

A Good Co-Pilot

Sanofi Pasteur and Ontario—On the Road Together to Innovation and Discovery


Each day, when I drive from my home in Unionville, Ontario, to North Toronto, where I work at sanofi pasteur, I feel lucky to live in a region with so much to offer. Not only is Ontario a beautiful place, but it also offers incredible opportunities for those of us in the life-sciences business. The location has been a place for our company to thrive in its role as an innovator and manufacturer of vaccines to prevent and treat diseases at all stages of life.

Sanofi Pasteur in Canada, part of the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group, has a history of innovation spanning more than 95 years. Our site was the world’s first large-scale insulin manufacturing facility. In addition, we were instrumental in ending polio epidemics throughout North America in the 1950s, based on our contributions...