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PARIS (AFX) - Sanofi-Pasteur MSD, the vaccine producer jointly owned by Sanofi-Aventis and Merck & Co, said it has filed for approval from the US Food and Drug Administration of its experimental vaccine against cervical cancer, Gardasil.
The company will file for approval in Europe and Australia before the end of this year.
Gardasil was developed by Merck, and aims to protect against four types of viruses that are the main causes of cervical cancer, which is the second most-deadly form of cancer for women aged 15 to 44 after breast cancer.
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