TAIAN CITY, Shandong, China, Aug. 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Biologic Products, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBPO) ("CBP," or the "Company"), one of the leading plasma-based pharmaceutical companies in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that the Company began its annual maintenance of its production facilities on July 25, 2008.
The maintenance period will last for one month, during which time production at the manufacturing facilities will be suspended. During the required maintenance period, the Company will conduct any required major maintenance of its production equipment to ensure the efficiency and safety of subsequent production. The Company will also take advantage of the maintenance period to train its staff, and allow them to take proper vacation time as required by Chinese labor laws.
In addition, since the manufacturing process known as Compression and Filtration in Cold Ethanol Fractionation for human plasma albumin and immunoglobulin related products requires constant low temperature, CBP has carefully planned its maintenance period to fall during the hottest days of summer in order to conserve energy and curtail expenses related to recent increases in fuel costs.
CBP has sufficient product inventories on hand to meet market demand during the maintenance period. In addition, operation of the Company's plasma collection stations will continue as usual to ensure that the manufacturing facilities can resume their normal operations at the end of the maintenance period.
"We chose to conduct the maintenance period in the summer when production costs are usually at the highest," said Mr. Chao Ming Zhao, the Company's CEO. "The annual routine maintenance of our manufacturing facilities is not expected to affect our sales revenue in the third quarter, as we have stocked sufficient inventories to meet our projected demand."
About China Biologic Products, Inc.
Through its indirect majority-owned subsidiary Shandong Taibang Biological Products Co. Ltd., China Biologic Products, Inc. (the "Company"), is principally engaged in the research, development, production and manufacturing and sale of plasma-based biopharmaceutical products to hospitals and other health care facilities in China. The Company's human albumin products are mainly used to increase blood volume and its immunoglobulin products are used for the treatment and prevention of diseases.
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to the business of China Biologic Products, Inc. and its subsidiary
companies. All statements, other than statements of historical fact
included herein are "forward-looking statements," including statements
regarding: the impact of the maintenance on the Company's third quarter
revenues; the ability of the Company to achieve its commercial objectives;
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risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect.
Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The
Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in
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including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed
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Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their
entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities
laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking
Mr. Y. Tristan Kuo
China Biologic Products, Inc.
Investor Relations Contact:
Mr. Crocker Coulson
CCG Investor Relations
Tel: +1-646-213-1915 (NY office)
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