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Sinovac Completes Construction of H1N1 Virus Seed Bank
Date:6/15/2009

Production of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Is Nearly Completed

BEIJING, June 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NYSE Amex: SVA), a leading developer and provider of vaccines in China, announced today that it has completed construction of the H1N1 virus seed bank necessary to produce a virus antigen.

Sinovac received the seed virus from the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) on June 8, 2009 and started the H1N1 vaccine production on the same day. Sinovac expects to complete production of the first batch and initiate clinical trials of an H1N1 vaccine by the end of July 2009.

Mr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO of Sinovac, commented, "On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization declared the H1N1 virus a pandemic influenza outbreak. Having completed the construction of our virus seed bank, our H1N1 vaccine production remains on track and we look forward to initiating clinical trials by the end of next month. Sinovac's rapid response to the newly emerged disease outbreak demonstrates the Company's resources and capabilities for vaccine production and highlights our commitment to protect the public from virus transmission through the timely supply of vaccines."

Sinovac's production of Anflu for the 2009/2010 Northern Hemisphere influenza season is nearly completed. The production of H1N1 vaccine will not affect its production and launch of the seasonal flu vaccine for this coming flu season.

About Sinovac

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(TM), Sinovac's pandemic influenza vaccine (H5N1), has already been approved for government stockpiling. Sinovac is developing vaccines for enterovirus 71, universal pandemic influenza, Japanese encephalitis vaccine, and human rabies vaccine. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Tangshan Yian, is conducting field trials for independently developed inactivated animal rabies vaccines.

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    Helen G. Yang
    Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
    Tel:  +86-10-8289-0088 x9871
    Fax:  +86-10-6296-6910
    Email: info@sinovac.com

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    The Ruth Group
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    spellegrino@theruthgroup.com

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    Janine McCargo
    The Ruth Group
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