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Sinovac Biotech gets positive decision from WHO on its hepatitis A vaccine, Healive

Beijing
Friday, December 29, 2017, 12:00 Hrs  [IST]

Sinovac Biotech, a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced that it has received a positive decision from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the acceptability, in principle, of its Healive, a hepatitis A vaccine product, for purchase by United Nations (UN) agencies. The company’s Healive product was assessed according to the WHO Prequalification Procedure.

Weidong Yin, chairman, president and CEO of the company, commented that “I am very pleased that Healive has passed the assessment under WHO Prequalification procedures. This is an important milestone for Sinovac which we expect will provide opportunities to supply this vaccine to respective UN agencies as well as accelerate the regulatory approval process for this vaccine in international countries outside China.”  

Sinovac Biotech Ltd. is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccines that protect against human infectious diseases.

 

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