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Press Release Source: Sinovac Biotech Ltd. On Wednesday January 13, 2010, 9:55 pm EST
In the news release, "Sinovac Obtains Fifth H1N1 Vaccine Order from Chinese Central Government," issued earlier today by Sinovac Biotech Ltd. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first sentence of the second paragraph should read," In aggregate, Sinovac has received orders of PANFLU.1 from the Chinese government for a total 21.06 million doses, and 10.23 million doses of PANFLU.1 have been delivered to date for the Chinese vaccination campaign," rather than, "In aggregate, Sinovac has received orders of PANFLU.1 from the Chinese government for a total 20.05 million doses, and 10.23 million doses of PANFLU.1 have been delivered to date for the Chinese vaccination campaign," as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows.
Sinovac Obtains Fifth H1N1 Vaccine Order from Chinese Central Government
BEIJING, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it has received its fifth purchase order for its H1N1 vaccine, PANFLU.1(TM), from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology for the national purchase plan. Under this purchase order, Sinovac is required to deliver an additional 8.57 million doses of PANFLU.1(TM) (15ug/0.5ml) to the Chinese Central Government, of which 2.33 million doses are expected to be delivered before March 15, 2010, and the balance of 6.23 million doses to be stockpiled by the government in Sinovac's warehouse facility.
In aggregate, Sinovac has received orders of PANFLU.1 from the Chinese government for a total 21.06 million doses, and 10.23 million doses of PANFLU.1 have been delivered to date for the Chinese vaccination campaign. In 2009, the Company completed the expansion of its production line used to manufacture the seasonal influenza, H1N1 and H5N1 vaccines, thereby increasing its annual production capacity by approximately 60%.
Mr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO of Sinovac, commented, "This fifth order from the Chinese Central Government demonstrates Sinovac's continuing ability to complete its national H1N1 vaccine stockpiling tasks in a timely manner. The production capacity expansion has continued to serve its purpose in positioning Sinovac to operate even more efficiently towards our goal of providing citizens of China with affordable, international-quality vaccines."
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(R) (hepatitis A), Bilive(R) (combined hepatitis A and B), and Anflu(R) (influenza). Panflu(R) and PANFLU.1(TM), Sinovac's pandemic influenza vaccine (H5N1) and H1N1 vaccine, have already been approved for government stockpiling. Sinovac is developing vaccines for enterovirus 71, universal pandemic influenza, Japanese encephalitis, and human rabies. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Tangshan Yian, is conducting field trials for independently developed inactivated animal
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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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