Mr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO, commented, "As China's only approved manufacturer of a pandemic influenza (H5N1) vaccine, we have a fully integrated human vaccine development expertise and manufacturing capability to produce a Swine Flu vaccine following the receipt of the H1N1 strain. Our cumulative development efforts for Panflu have uniquely positioned Sinovac to rapidly develop a human Swine Flu vaccine prototype specific to the H1N1 virus strain. Once this vaccine strain is available from the global health authorities, we will be ready to produce vaccine as needed."
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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