New Programs Designed to Speed up Approval Process a Key Factor in Biotech Industry's Growth in 2012

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on NPS Pharmaceuticals and Sinovac Biotech

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 15, 2013) - Programs developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to speed up the approval process has been a major driver for growth within the Biotech Industry. In 2012, FDA drug approvals totaled a 15-year high of 39, over the past decade drug approvals has averaged roughly 23 a year, according to a recent Bloomberg article. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Biotechnology Industry and provides equity research on NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPSP) and Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA).

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The FDA's new "breakthrough" product designation allows new drugs to win approval after just a single round of testing, instead of the usual three. A total of three promising experimental medicines have been assigned the new status so far, while an additional 18 drugs have applied. The new designation follows three other programs -- Fast Track, Priority Review and Accelerated Approval -- each of which were designed to help bring crucial new drugs to market in a shorter amount of time.

"A breakthrough drug is one that may offer important new benefits for patients with serious or life-threatening disease who are especially in need of new safe and effective treatments," said Janet Woodcock, director of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

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NPS Pharmaceuticals is an outsourcing-based development company focused on bringing biopharmaceuticals to patients with rare disorders and few, if any, therapeutic options. The company's lead clinical programs involve two proprietary therapeutic peptides to restore or replace biological function: Gattex and Natpara.

Sinovac Biotech is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccines that protect against human infectious diseases including hepatitis A and B, seasonal influenza, H5N1 pandemic influenza and mumps, as well as animal rabies vaccine. Shares of the company rose sharply Thursday after reporting top-line results from a Phase 3 clinical trial of their vaccine against hand, foot and mouth disease.

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