Sinovac Enters Exclusive Supply and Distribution Agreements with Parenteral Biotech Ltd. for India
BEIJING, March 29 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading China-based vaccine manufacturer, announced today it has entered into exclusive license, supply and distribution agreements with Parenteral Biotech Ltd., a subsidiary of Parenteral Drugs (India), Ltd., an India-based pharmaceutical company. Pursuant to the agreements, Parenteral is authorized to register, supply and distribute Sinovac's Anflu (seasonal influenza vaccine) and PANFLU.1 (H1N1 vaccine) to the government of India and private market in India. Currently, the registration process is ongoing in India.
Parenteral intends to apply to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for the import approval for the vaccines. The volume, delivery schedule and other specific details about how Sinovac's vaccines may be marketed and supplied to the government of India and the private market in India have not been determined.
Mr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO of Sinovac, stated, "The agreements correspond with Sinovac's international marketing strategy to partner with established local suppliers to secure regulatory approval and more efficiently facilitate distribution in numerous international markets. We look forward to partnering with Parenteral Biotech to bring our seasonal influenza vaccine and H1N1 vaccine to the people of India."
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 vaccine products include Healive(R) (hepatitis A), Bilive(R) (combined hepatitis A and B), Anflu(R) (seasonal influenza), Panflu(TM) (pandemic influenza (H5N1)), and PANFLU.1(TM) (pandemic influenza A (H1N1)). Sinovac is developing vaccines for enterovirus 71, universal pandemic influenza, pneumococcal infection, Japanese encephalitis, and human rabies. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Tangshan Yian, is conducting field trials for independently developed inactivated animal rabies vaccines.
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