Sinovac Biotech

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Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Chinese: 北京科兴生物制品有限公司, NasdaqSVA) is a Chinese biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacture and commercialization of vaccines that protect against human infectious diseases. The company is based in Haidian District, Beijing.[2] The company is listed on the NASDAQ but the exchange halted Sinovac's trading in February 2019 due to a proxy fight.[3][4]

Sinovac Biotech
TypePublic
NasdaqSVA
(American Depository Receipts)
Founded1999; 22 years ago (1999)
FounderYin Weidong[1]
Headquarters,
Websitehttp://www.sinovac.com/
Sinovac Biotech
Simplified Chinese北京科兴生物制品有限公司
Traditional Chinese北京科興生物製品有限公司

VaccinesEdit

Sinovac's commercialized vaccines include Healive (hepatitis A), Bilive (combined hepatitis A and B), Anflu (influenza), Panflu (H5N1) and PANFLU.1 (H1N1). Sinovac is currently developing a Universal Pandemic Influenza vaccine and a Japanese encephalitis vaccine.[5][better source needed]

Sinovac is also developing vaccines for enterovirus 71 and human rabies. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Tangshan Yian, is conducting field trials for independently developed inactivated animal rabies vaccines.[citation needed]

COVID-19 vaccine developmentEdit

CoronaVac is an inactivated virus COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac.[6] It has been in Phase III clinical trials in Brazil,[7] Chile,[8] Indonesia,[9] Malaysia,[10] Philippines,[11] and Turkey.[12]

It relies on traditional technology similar to BBIBP-CorV and BBV152, other inactivated-virus COVID-19 vaccines in Phase III trials.[13] CoronaVac does not need to be frozen, and both the vaccine and raw material for formulating the new doses could be transported and refrigerated at 2–8 °C (36–46 °F), temperatures at which flu vaccines are kept.[14]

Brazil announced results on January 13, 2021 showing 50.4% effective at preventing symptomatic infections, 78% effective in preventing mild cases needing treatment, and 100% effective in preventing severe cases.[15] Final Phase III results from Turkey announced on 3 March 2021 showed an efficacy of 83.5%.[16] Interim results in Indonesia were announced on 11 January 2021 with an efficacy of 65.3%.[17]

CoronaVac is being used in vaccination campaigns by certain countries in Asia,[18][19][20] South America,[21][22][23] North America,[24][25][26] and Europe.[27][28] In March, a Sinovac spokesman told Reuters production capacity for CoronaVac could reach 2 billion doses a year by June 2021.[29] As of March 21, 70 million doses of CoronaVac had been administered worldwide.[30]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "China's Vaccine Front-Runner Aims to Beat Covid the Old-Fashioned Way". Bloomberg. 24 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Home (English)". Sinovac. Retrieved 2021-03-06. Add: No. 39 Shangdi Xi Road, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R.C. 100085 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) - Chinese address: "地址:中国· 北京 海淀区上地西路39号北大生物城(100085)"
  3. ^ Dou, Eva (December 4, 2020). "As China nears a coronavirus vaccine, bribery cloud hangs over drugmaker Sinovac". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Archived from the original on December 4, 2020. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  4. ^ Levine, Matt (May 22, 2020). "A Vaccine With a Poison Pill". Bloomberg News. Archived from the original on June 21, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  5. ^ Google Finance, url=https://www.google.com/finance?q=Sinovac
  6. ^ Nidhi Parekh (22 July 2020). "CoronaVac: A COVID-19 Vaccine Made From Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Virus". Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  7. ^ "New coronavirus vaccine trials start in Brazil". AP News. 21 July 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  8. ^ "Chile initiates clinical study for COVID-19 vaccine". Chile Reports. 4 August 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  9. ^ "248 volunteers have received Sinovac vaccine injections in Bandung". Antara News. 30 August 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  10. ^ "Malaysia Receives China's Sinovac Vaccine For Regulatory Testing". Bloomberg.com. 2021-02-27. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  11. ^ "DOH eyes 5 hospitals for Sinovac vaccine Phase 3 clinical trial". PTV News. 16 September 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  12. ^ "Turkey begins phase three trials of Chinese Covid-19 vaccine". TRT World News. 1 September 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  13. ^ Zimmer, Carl; Corum, Jonathan; Wee, Sui-Lee. "Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  14. ^ "CoronaVac: Doses will come from China on nine flights and can..." AlKhaleej Today (in Arabic). 2020-11-01. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  15. ^ "Sinovac: Brazil results show Chinese vaccine 50.4% effective". BBC News. 2021-01-13. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  16. ^ AGENCIES, DAILY SABAH WITH (25 December 2020). "Turkey set to receive 'effective' COVID-19 vaccine amid calls for inoculation". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  17. ^ hermesauto (11 January 2021). "Indonesia grants emergency use approval to Sinovac's vaccine, local trials show 65% efficacy". The Straits Times. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  18. ^ TARIGAN, EDNA; MILKO, VICTORIA (13 January 2021). "Indonesia starts mass COVID vaccinations over vast territory". Associated Press. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  19. ^ "Thailand Kicks Off Covid-19 Vaccine Program With Sinovac Shots". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  20. ^ "China approves Sinovac vaccines for general public use". South China Morning Post. 6 February 2021. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  21. ^ Fonseca, Jamie McGeever, Pedro (17 January 2021). "Brazil clears emergency use of Sinovac, AstraZeneca vaccines, shots begin". Reuters. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  22. ^ Miranda, Natalia A. Ramos (28 January 2021). "Chile receives two million-dose first delivery of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine". Reuters. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  23. ^ "BNamericas - Uruguay prepares to launch COVID-19 vaccinat..." BNamericas.com. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  24. ^ "Venustiano Carranza next up for Covid vaccination in Mexico City". Mexico News Daily. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  25. ^ "Anticovid vaccines run out as Dominican Republic awaits arrival of more doses". Dominican Today. Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  26. ^ "Llegan a El Salvador un millón de dosis de la vacuna china CoronaVac contra el covid-19 de la farmacéutica Sinovac". Noticias de El Salvador - La Prensa Gráfica | Informate con la verdad (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  27. ^ "Turkey aims to vaccinate 60 percent of population: Minister – Turkey News". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  28. ^ Semini, Llazar. "Albania starts mass COVID vaccinations before tourist season". ABC News. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  29. ^ Liu, Roxanne (2021-03-03). "Sinovac eyes two billion doses in annual capacity of virus vaccine by June". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-03-03.
  30. ^ Liu, Roxanne (2021-03-21). "China steps up COVID-19 vaccination, considers differentiated visa policies". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-03-21.

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