BEIJING, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading China-based vaccine manufacturer, announced today that it has received GMP certification from the China State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) for the Company's dedicated mumps vaccine production plant at its Sinovac Dalian facility. The SFDA issued a public announcement on September 12, 2012, stating that the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification was issued to Sinovac with the certificate number CN20120080.
The SFDA issued a public notification in July 2012 stating that Sinovac Dalian's mumps vaccine production plant is in compliance with the new GMP guidelines (2010 version) following the site inspection and documentation review. The Company obtained the production license from the SFDA for its mumps vaccine in December 2011. Sinovac continues to anticipate that it will be in a position to commence commercial production of the mumps vaccine in the third quarter 2012 and is on track to launch the mumps vaccine in China following the batch release process.
Mr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO of Sinovac, commented, "Obtaining GMP certification for the mumps vaccine production facility is a significant milestone as we advance our development pipeline and expand our portfolio of commercialized vaccines. We are poised to leverage our established sales and marketing team and distribution network that covers over 1,000 clients at Centers of Disease Control and Points of Vaccination across China. The commercialization of mumps vaccine is a testament to our capabilities to develop additional live attenuated vaccines. Commercial production of the mumps vaccine will commence immediately and we anticipate launching the vaccine either later this year or early next year following the batch release process."
Approximately 13 million doses of mump
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