Sinovac Receives SFDA Approval for H5N1 Vaccine

April 9, 2008
BioPharm International Editors

Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Beijing, China) has announced that Panflu, its pandemic influenza H5N1 whole viron inactivated vaccine, has been granted a production license by the China State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA).

Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Beijing, China) has announced that Panflu, its pandemic influenza H5N1 whole viron inactivated vaccine, has been granted a production license by the China State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA). Panflu is the first and only approved vaccine available in China against the H5N1 influenza virus. Per the production license granted by SFDA, the vaccine is approved for production solely to be supplied to the Chinese national vaccine stockpiling program and will not be sold directly to the market. The license also indicates that the Chinese government has the exclusive right to initiate Panflu vaccinations in the event of an influenza pandemic.

Sinovac release