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Simcere Pharmaceutical Group Announces SFDA Approval to Manufacture and Market Palonosetron in China


8/12/2010 7:56:46 AM

NANJING, China, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Simcere Pharmaceutical Group ("Simcere" or the "Company") (NYSE:SCR - News), a leading pharmaceutical company specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of branded generic and proprietary pharmaceuticals in China, today announced that its subsidiary company Simcere Dongyuan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has recently received SFDA new drug certification and registration approval to manufacture and market Palonosetron material and injections in China.

Palonosetron is a second generation 5-HT3 antagonist used for the prevention and control of acute chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). According to industry analysis, 5-HT3 antagonists account for 90 percent of the CINV market in China.

About Simcere Pharmaceutical Group

Simcere Pharmaceutical Group (NYSE:SCR, Simcere) is a leading pharmaceutical company specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of branded generic and proprietary pharmaceuticals in China. In recent years, Simcere has been focusing its strategy on the development of innovative pharmaceuticals and first-to-market generics, and has introduced an innovative anti-cancer medication Endu, a first-to-market medication Sinofuan, and first-to-market generics such as Bicun and Anxin. Simcere manufactures and sells antibiotics, anti-cancer medication, stroke management medication and biopharmaceutical drugs such as vaccines. Simcere concentrates its research and development efforts on the treatment of diseases with high incidence and/or mortality rates and for which there is a clear demand for more effective pharmacotherapy such as cancer, strokes, orthopaedics and infectious diseases. For more information about Simcere Pharmaceutical Group, please visit http://www.simcere.com .


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