Sinovac Receives Notification of China Government Grant for EV71 Vaccine Project

RMB 60 Million Free Grant for Construction of Dedicated Production Facility  April 24, 2014 Sinovac Biotech Ltd., a leading China-based vaccine manufacturer, announced today that it has received notification that a RMB 60 million free government grant has been approved by China’s Ministry of Finance, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and National Health and Family Planning Commission for …

New vaccine developed for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in China

A new vaccine to protect children against the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)-causing virus enterovirus 71 (EV71) has been developed in China. HFMD is common in the Asia-Pacific region, and serious cases of the viral disease can lead to potentially fatal meningitis and encephalitis. Currently, there's no effective vaccine against the disease that recently infected 35,000 people in an …