Navigation Links
Sinovac Provides Support to China's Ministry of Health to Aid Earthquake Victims
Date:5/21/2008

BEIJING, May 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Amex: SVA), a leading provider of vaccines in China, today announced that it is providing immediate support to China's Ministry of Health following the May 12th earthquake in Sichuan province. The assistance is intended to support disease control efforts and includes 50,000 doses of Healive(R), Sinovac's internally developed and commercialized hepatitis A vaccine, as well as RMB 500,000 and the expertise of Sinovac's disease control experts. In addition, Sinovac's employees contributed RMB 110,000 for the Ministry of Health's disease control initiatives.

The Healive supply will be applied to the disaster zone, where the water supply infrastructure has been badly damaged. According to the WHO, hepatitis A is associated with inadequate water supplies and poor sanitation and hygiene, leading to infection and inflammation of the liver. Sinovac believes, because of economies of scale achieved in its Healive manufacturing process, that it can easily make this donation while still being able to meet any additional demand.

Mr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO, stated, "While many Chinese companies and citizens are mobilizing to aid the victims of the May 12th earthquake, Sinovac is proud to provide assistance, vaccine donations and financial resources for disease control. Our close coordination with the Ministry of Health on this undertaking underscores our team's extensive scientific and field knowledge about disease prevention and their ability to provide advisory services to raise awareness about disease prevention and the benefits of vaccine administration."

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 commercialized vaccines include Healive(R) (hepatitis A), Bilive(R) (combined hepatitis A and B), Anflu(R) (influenza) and Panflu(TM) (H5N1). Sinovac is currently developing Universal Pandemic Influenza vaccine and Japanese encephalitis vaccine. Additional information about Sinovac is available on its website, http://www.sinovac.com . To be added to our distribution list, please email: info@sinovac.com .

For more information, please contact:

Helen G. Yang

Sinovac Biotech Ltd.

Tel: +86-10-8289-0088 Ext. 871

Fax: +86-10-6296-6910

Email: info@sinovac.com

Investors/Media:

Stephanie Carrington/Janine McCargo

The Ruth Group

Tel: 646-536-7017/7033

Email: scarrington@theruthgroup.com

Email: jmccargo@theruthgroup.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Sinovac to Present at the Brean Murray, Carret & Co. Fourth Investor Tour of China
2. Newly-Approved Cimzia(R) Provides Rapid, Sustained Response in Crohns Patients
3. AlphaRx Provides Corporate and Development Update
4. PA Health Department Provides Hepatitis B Vaccinations, Discusses Risk Factors
5. Cipher provides regulatory update for CIP-TRAMADOL ER
6. Innolife Pharma Provides Initial Update on Negotiations for Significant Product Joint Venture
7. InfuSystem Holdings Provides Business Update and Comments on First Quarter 2008 Financial Results
8. Revised AVMA Policy on Castrating and Dehorning Cattle Provides Additional Guidance for Managing Pain
9. Dubai Provides Aid for Cyclone Nargis Victims In Myanmar
10. New Evidence Provides Clinicians With Better Tools to Help Smokers Quit
11. Cholera study provides exciting new way of looking at infectious disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) ... a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed ... and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many ... event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids ... of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing ... new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on ... subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story ... the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation ... has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions ... Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  Commended for their devotion ... notable awards. Ranked as number one in the South Florida ... time in Inc. 5000 yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy ... Armando Bardisa will soon be honored by SFBJ ... Set to receive his award in ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... 2017   Montrium , an industry leader ... the IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness ... EastHORN Clinical Services has selected eTMF Connect ... management. EastHORN, a leading European contract research organization ... transparency to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... HORSHAM, Pa. , Sept. 22, 2017 ... received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food ... (BLA) seeking approval of sirukumab for the treatment of ... response letter indicates additional clinical data are needed to ... of moderately to severely active RA. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: