BEIJING, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it has been selected by the Beijing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Beijing CDC) as one of the five manufacturers to supply seasonal influenza vaccine to the citizens of Beijing.
As part of the bidding process, the Beijing CDC evaluated potential suppliers and assigned scores for different factors, including product quality, service and price. Based on the comprehensive score, Sinovac was selected as the first priority supplier. Based on the first contract with the Beijing CDC, Sinovac will supply 375,000 doses of its seasonal influenza vaccine, Anflu®, valued at RMB 8.8 million or approximately $1.3 million. The total quantity to be supplied will depend on the actual demand in Beijing.
Dr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO of Sinovac, stated, "Being selected as the first priority supplier of seasonal influenza vaccine by the Beijing CDC is further validation of Sinovac's leading quality assurance system. We look forward to working closely with the Beijing CDC to deliver our Anflu vaccine to the citizens under the vaccination campaign."
In order to prevent and control the seasonal flu, the Beijing CDC plans to provide free inoculations against the seasonal influenza to Beijing citizens, inclusive of elderly people over the age of 60 and elementary and secondary school age children. And Beijing CDC plans to order total 2.8 million doses for this vaccination campaign. Previously, school students were inoculated with the influenza vaccine at a charge of 20 RMB per person with allowances from the Bureau.
About SinovacSinovac Biotech Ltd. is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacture and commercialization of vaccines that
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