Second Quarter 2014 Business HighlightsSales UpdatePublic Tenders Sinovac has been selected by the Beijing Health Bureau as the sole supplier of inactivated hepatitis A vaccine in pre-filled syringe dosage to the Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI) for Beijing. The tender is valued at approximately RMB 16 million. The vaccines purchased by the Beijing Health Bureau will be used for the period from 2014 to 2016. The Company expects to begin delivery in the coming months.
Additionally, Sinovac has also been selected by the Beijing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be a supplier of the seasonal influenza vaccine to the citizens of Beijing for 2014. The Company expects to begin delivery in the third quarter of 2014.
International Sales to Mexico Sinovac obtained its commercialization license for Anflu in Mexico late last year. In early July, the Company delivered its first order of 150,000 doses of Anflu to Mexico, as it continues its efforts in international market expansions.
R&D UpdatePPV The Company received clinical trial approval for its PPV in May. Sinovac has selected a site for the clinical trial and its draft proposal is currently under expert review. The Company expects clinical trials to begin by the end of 2014, following approval by an ethics committee.
Other Operation UpdatesGovernment Grant In April, Sinovac received approval for a RMB 60 million government grant from China's Ministry of Finance, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and National Health and Family Planning Commission for construction of the Company's dedicated EV71 vaccine production facility. Sinovac received the first RMB 20 million of the grant in July. The remainder will be provided once construction and approval criteria are met.
|SOURCE Sinovac Biotech Ltd.|
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