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Sinovac Completes Immunization Schedule in the Phase I Clinical Trial of its Proprietary Avian Influenza Vaccine (H5N1)


Sinovac Completes Immunization Schedule in the Phase I Clinical Trial of its Proprietary Avian Influenza Vaccine (H5N1)

Beijing , April 10, 2006 (Xinhua PR Newswire) -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (AMEX: SVA) announced today that all 120 volunteers in the Phase I clinical trial of its avian influenza vaccine (H5N1) have completed the two shot regimen of either the vaccine or a placebo. 

All 120 volunteers (aged 18 - 60 years) in the clinical trial were thoroughly evaluated and medically documented prior to entering the vaccination program.  The clinical trial was conducted on a 0 and 28 day dose immunization schedule.  Sinovac expects to take blood samples from volunteers to analyze the antibody growth and effectiveness of the vaccine.

Sinovac’s CEO, Mr. Weidong Yin commented, “Everything is progressing as we expected. Teaming up with the China CDC is extremely beneficial. We are working hard together to produce a safe and effective vaccine that I believe will benefit the whole world.”

About Sinovac

Sinovac Biotech Ltd. is a world-class Chinese biopharmaceutical company, focused on research, development and commercialization of vaccines designed to combat human infectious diseases.  Sinovac’s vaccines include Healive™ (hepatitis A), Bilive™ (hepatitis B) and Anflu™ (influenza).  Sinovac has vaccines in clinical trials to combat avian influenza (bird flu) and SARS.

Additional information about Sinovac is available on the Company website, and the Sinovac Investor Relations website,

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Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (SINOVAC) is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the R&D, manufacturing, and commercialization of biomedical products that protect against human diseases.

SINOVAC's product portfolio includes vaccines against COVID-19, enterovirus 71 (EV71) infected hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD), hepatitis A, varicella, influenza, poliomyelitis, pneumococcal disease, mumps, etc.

The COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac®, has been approved for use in more than 60 countries and regions worldwide. The hepatitis A vaccine, Healive®, passed WHO prequalification requirements in 2017. The EV71 vaccine, Inlive®, is an innovative vaccine under "Category 1 Preventative Biological Products" and commercialized in China in 2016. In 2022, SINOVAC's Sabin-strain inactivated polio vaccine (sIPV) and varicella vaccine were prequalified by the WHO.

SINOVAC was the first company to be granted approval for its H1N1 influenza vaccine Panflu.1®, which has supplied the Chinese government's vaccination campaign and stockpiling program. The Company is also the only supplier of the H5N1 pandemic influenza vaccine, Panflu®, to the Chinese government stockpiling program.

SINOVAC continually dedicates itself to pipeline development including but not limited to new technology, new vaccines as well as other biomedical products. We will constantly explore global opportunities of strategic expansion.


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