XIANYANG, China, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ GM: BSPM) ("Biostar" or "the Company"), a PRC-based manufacturer and marketer of pharmaceutical and health supplement products in China for a variety of diseases and conditions, today announced that on November 26, 2012, it signed another one-year agreement valued at approximately $8 million to manufacture and supply Xijing Military Hospital with 16 new drugs used to treat a variety of diseases such as pharyngitis, nasopharynx, gastroenteropathy, nephropathy, asthma, hyperplasia of mammary glands, dermatosis, gynecological diseases, etc.
The material terms of this agreement are similar to those of the first two one-year agreements signed with the same hospital in September and October 2012 for $3.6 million and $3.0 million, respectively. With this new agreement, Biostar will be manufacturing a total of 24 drugs for Xijing Military Hospital (10 granules, 13 capsules, and one powder drug) with a combined value of $14.6 million.
Ronghua Wang, Biostar's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, commented, "We are pleased to have signed another drug manufacturing contract with Xijing Military Hospital as we continue to expand our drug portfolio with high quality products that are manufactured specifically for the needs of this hospital. The signing of these agreements is a result of our hard work to quickly complete experimental tests, trial production, and pass manufacturing technology and quality inspections. These types of contracts have the potential to generate substantial revenues, have very low sales expenses and a much shorter sales cycle."
Mr. Wang continued, "These agreements mark the initial step of our strategic partnership with The Fourth Military Medical University ('FMMU'), one of China's most prestigious military medical universities and research centers. As previously announced, we are working to become a strategic partner of FMMU in the fields of research and product development and also to become a production base for manufacturing drugs specifically for the needs of China's military."
About Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary and controlled affiliate in China, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical and health supplement products for a variety of diseases and conditions. The Company's most popular product is its Xin Aoxing Oleanolic Acid Capsule, an over-the-counter ("OTC") medicine for chronic hepatitis B, a disease affecting approximately 10% of the Chinese population. For more information please visit: http://www.biostarpharmaceuticals.com.
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Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The company uses words and phrases such as "guidance," "forecasted," "projects," "is expected," "remain confident," "will" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements in this press release, including forward-looking statements. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks, which could cause actual results to vary and in some instances to differ materially from those anticipated by Biostar and described in the forward-looking information contained in this news release. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding the Company's ability to complete and deliver the products in accordance with the terms of the agreement with the hospital, risks relating to the Company's expectations relating to its future drug sales, the Company's ability to recover its sales and revenue for the gel capsule segment of its business, the state of consumer confidence and market demand or the Company's products, success of our investments, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, our ability to sustain our previous levels of profitability including on account of our ability to manage growth, intense competition, wage increases in China, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts and legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside China. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and other subsequent filings. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on our behalf.
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