Geneva -- On June 1 2005 the Initiative for Vaccine Research (IVR), a division of World Health Organization (WHO), organized a conference to review the results of the Phase I SARS vaccine trial and discuss Phase II protocol at WHO headquarters in Geneva . Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny Director of IVR hosted the meeting, which was attended by seven WHO professionals, and representatives from the National Institute for the Control of Pharmaceutical and Biological Products (NICPBP) and Sinovac Biotech Ltd. The NICPBP representatives included Mr. Guanmu Dong, director of NIBPCP, and Mr. Junzhi Wang, deputy general director of NICPBP. Representatives from Sinovac were Ms. Nan Wang, vice president of Sinovac, and Dr. Hong Gao, medical manager of Sinovac.
Dr.Gao gave a presentation about the Phase I clinical trial results of Sinovac’s SARS vaccine, and a draft proposal for conduction Phase II clinical trials. After detailed discussions, the WHO representatives expressed to the general audience, their satisfaction with the results of the phase I trial. The second topic of discussion was on the protocol of Phase II trial. The WHO professionals gave several valuable technical recommendations on Phase II trial.