BEIJING, Nov. 17 Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA),a leading developer and provider of vaccines in China, announced today that itreceived a revised production license from State Food and Drug Administrationfor Panflu.1, the Company's H1N1 vaccine. The population has been expanded toinclude people over 60 years old. The shelf life for PANFLU.1 was extended toone year from six months.
Mr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO of Sinovac, stated, "Therevised license enables Sinovac to provide our H1N1 vaccine to a broaderpopulation across China and lengthens the product shelf life. We continue towork closely with Chinese government to provide citizens withinternational-quality vaccines and to fulfill our mission of supplyingvaccines to eliminate human diseases."
Sinovac Biotech Ltd. is a China-based biopharmaceutical company thatfocuses on the research, development, manufacture and commercialization ofvaccines that protect against human infectious diseases. Sinovac's vaccineproducts include Healive(R) (hepatitis A), Bilive(R) (combined hepatitis A andB), and Anflu(R) (influenza). PANFLU.1(TM), Sinovac's H1N1 vaccine, andPanflu(TM), Sinovac's pandemic influenza vaccine (H5N1), have already beenapproved for government stockpiling. Sinovac is developing vaccines forenterovirus 71, universal pandemic influenza, Japanese encephalitis vaccine,and human rabies vaccine. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Tangshan Yian, is hassubmitted an application for approval with the Ministry of Agriculture for itsindependently developed inactivated animal rabies vaccine.
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