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3SBio Obtains SFDA Approval to Join Global Phase III Trial for Voclosporin
Date:6/28/2012

SHENYANG, China, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- 3SBio Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRX) ("3SBio" or "the Company"), a leading China-based biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products, today announced that the State Food and Drug Administration ("SFDA") has approved 3SBio's application to conduct the China arm of the multi-center phase III trial of voclosporin, a new generation calcineurin inhibitor licensed from Isotechnika Pharma Inc. ("Isotechnika") (TSX: ISA).

According to the approved protocol, this will be a phase III, randomized, multi-center, concentration-controlled comparison study on renal transplant patients. Patient enrollment is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2012.  

Further details about voclosporin and 3SBio's strategic partnership with Isotechnika are available in the press releases dated August 24, 2010, September 14, 2010, November 19, 2010 and May 12, 2011 which are archived in the investor relations section of www.3SBio.com.

About 3SBio Inc.

3SBio is a leading, fully integrated, profitable biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products primarily in China.  Its focus is on addressing large markets with significant unmet medical needs in nephrology, oncology, supportive cancer care, inflammation and infectious diseases.  With headquarters and GMP-certified manufacturing facilities in Shenyang, PRC, 3SBio employs over 800 people. Shares trade in the form of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol "SSRX". Please see www.3SBio.com for more information.

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