BEIJING, November 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA)(the “Company” or “Sinovac”), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”) granted theCompany’s request to extend the stay of suspension in trading of the Company’s common shares pending a hearing on January 11, 2018 andissuance of a final Panel decision. On November 8, 2017, the Company appealed to the Panel the Nasdaq Staff’s delistingdetermination dated November 1, 2017,and the Panel has scheduled a hearing on January 11, 2018.
Sinovac Biotech Ltd. is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccines that protect against human infectious diseases. Sinovac's product portfolio includes vaccines against enterovirus71, or EV71, hepatitis A and B, seasonal influenza, H5N1 pandemic influenza (avian flu), H1N1 influenza (swine flu), and mumps. The EV71 vaccine, an innovative vaccine developed by Sinovac against hand foot and mouth disease caused by EV71, was commercialized in China in 2016. In 2009, Sinovac was the first company worldwide to receive approval for its H1N1 influenza vaccine, which it has supplied to the Chinese Government's vaccination campaign and stockpiling program. The Company is also the only supplier of the H5N1 pandemic influenza vaccine to the government stockpiling program. The Company is developing a number of new products including a Sabin-strain inactivated polio vaccine, pneumococcal polysaccharides vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and varicella vaccine. Sinovac primarily sells its vaccines in China, while also exploring growth opportunities in international markets. The Company has exported select vaccines to over 10 countries in Asia and South America. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.sinovac.com.
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