Sanofi Pasteur has rejected a request from the US Army to set an affordable US price for a Zika virus vaccine that the company is developing with American taxpayer funds, prompting an angry response from Senator Bernie Sanders.

For months, Sanders has pushed the Army to negotiate a more favorable agreement with Sanofi (SNY), which is one of the world’s largest vaccine makers and which has already received a $43 million US research grant. But Sanofi recently refused, according to an Army timeline of events reviewed by STAT.

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    • They claim that this is the only company willing to take on the patents. Sanofia has spent consuderable sums on their work, changing horse will only slow the process.

    • They claim that this is the only company willing to take on the patents. Sanofia has spent consuderable sums on their work, changing horse will only slow the process.

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