BEIJING, Oct 24 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that Sinovac Biotech (Hong Kong) Ltd., its wholly owned subsidiary company in Hong Kong, has received the Certificate of Drug/Product Registration from the Hong Kong Department of Health for its seasonal influenza vaccine Anflu®. Sinovac filed the application with the Hong Kong Department of Health for the drug registration certificate for Anflu in November 2009. Obtaining the drug certificate in Hong Kong is a continuation of Sinovac's strategy to pursue opportunities to export its vaccines manufactured in mainland China to targeted areas and countries around the globe.
Dr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO of Sinovac, stated, "We are advancing our international sales strategy by obtaining regulatory approvals in targeted areas and countries that will enable us generate sales by exporting our commercialized vaccines. We have successfully registered Anflu in Hong Kong and are actively evaluating marketing and distribution opportunities in this market."
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 including hepatitis A, seasonal influenza, H5N1 (bird flu) pandemic influenza and H1N1 influenza. In 2009, Sinovac was the first company worldwide to receive approval for its H1N1 influenza vaccine, PANFLU.1, and has received the orders from the Chinese Central Government pursuit to the government stockpiling program. The Company is developing a number of new vaccine products, including vaccines for pneumococcal conjugate, enterovirus 71 (EV71) (against Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease), Japanese Encephalitis, animal and human rabies, HIB and epidemic meningitis, chickenpox, mumps and rubella. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Tangshan Yian, is focusing on the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of animal vaccines and has completed the field trials for an independently developed inactivated animal rabies vaccine, which is anticipated to be launched into market in 2011.
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