Sinovac's PANFLU.1 (H1N1) Regulatory Approval Expanded to Include Geriatric Population

  • Author: Sinovac
  • Date: 2009-11-18
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On 11:25 am EST, Tuesday November 17, 2009
 
BEIJING, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA - News), a leading developer and provider of vaccines in China, announced today that it received a revised production license from State Food and Drug Administration for Panflu.1, the Company's H1N1 vaccine. The population has been expanded to include people over 60 years old. The shelf life for PANFLU.1 was extended to one year from six months.
 
Mr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO of Sinovac, stated, "The revised license enables Sinovac to provide our H1N1 vaccine to a broader population across China and lengthens the product shelf life. We continue to work closely with Chinese government to provide citizens with international-quality vaccines and to fulfill our mission of supplying vaccines to eliminate human diseases."
 
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Sinovac Biotech Ltd. is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacture and commercialization of vaccines that protect against human infectious diseases. Sinovac's vaccine products include Healive® (hepatitis A), Bilive® (combined hepatitis A and B), and Anflu® (influenza). PANFLU.1(TM), Sinovac's H1N1 vaccine, and Panflu(TM), Sinovac's pandemic influenza vaccine (H5N1), have already been approved for government stockpiling. Sinovac is developing vaccines for enterovirus 71, universal pandemic influenza, Japanese encephalitis vaccine, and human rabies vaccine. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Tangshan Yian, is has submitted an application for approval with the Ministry of Agriculture for its independently developed inactivated animal rabies vaccine.
 
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