19 Apr 2013, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: Sinovac Biotech, a leading provider of vaccines in China, has received Certificate of Approval to commercialize seasonal flu vaccine in Mexico by the Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) of the Mexico Ministry of Health.
The certificate of commercial approval is valid from April 1, 2013-to-April 1, 2018. The company filed the application to distribute Anflu in Mexico in 2005, and received the GMP certificate for its seasonal flu and hepatitis A vaccines on August 11, 2011.
Dr Weidong Yin, chairman, president and CEO, Sinovac, said that, "This is a great milestone for Sinovac as we look to continue expanding our commercial efforts worldwide. We are pleased to receive approval to supply Anflu in the Mexican market, which we perceive as a significant opportunity outside of China. We expect to begin sales planning for Mexican market in conjunction with our partner, Laboratorios Imperiales, in the coming days."