NEW YORK, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aoxing Pharmaceutical (NYSE Amex: AXN) ("Aoxing Pharma"), a specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on research, development, manufacturing and distribution of narcotic and pain-management products, announced that its operating subsidiary in China, Hebei Aoxing Pharmaceutical Group Company, has received GMP certification from the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) for the pre-treatment, extraction, tincture, and pill workshops, after a site inspection by SFDA. The milestone marks the completion of the Lerentang Pharmaceutical Company's manufacturing facility relocation from Shijiazhuang to Xinle City, Hebei Province.
Aoxing Pharma has received government support for the relocation from Shijiazhuang City and Hebei Province, totaling $269,231 ( 1,750,000 RMB) in the form of bank loan interest payment subsidies.
These facilities are expected to begin commercial production in mid-2011. This will enable Aoxing Pharma to supply all 11 of its licensed essential drugs to 29 provinces and municipalities in China (including military regions).
Mr. Zhenjiang Yue, Chairman and CEO of Aoxing Pharma, commented, "Receiving the GMP certification is a very important achievement for Aoxing. This allows us to shift more management and financial resources to the development of our narcotics pipeline. We look forward to restarting the manufacturing and sale of these drugs in the next few months. As always, we are very appreciative of the local government's continuous support of Aoxing Pharma."About Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. is a US incorporated specialty pharmaceutical company with its operations in China, specializing in research, development, manufacturing and distribution of a variety of narcotics and pain-management products. Headquartered in Shijiazhuang City, outside Beijing, Aoxing has the largest and most advanced manufacturing facility in China for highly regulated narcotic medicines. Its facility is one of the few GMP facilities licensed for the manufacture of narcotic medicines by the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA). It has a joint venture collaboration with Johnson Matthey Plc to produce and market narcotics and neurological drugs in China. It also has strategic alliance partnerships with QRxPharma, Phoenix PharmaLabs, Inc. and American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. For more information, please visit: www.aoxingpharma.com. Safe Harbor Statement from Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. Statements contained in this communication not relating to historical facts are forward-looking statements that are intended to fall within the safe harbor rule for such statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The information contained in the forward-looking statements is inherently uncertain, and the Company's actual results may differ materially due to a number of factors, many of which are beyond its ability to predict or control, including among many others, the Company's ability to complete GMP certification of the workshops, obtain process approvals, develop the product line as and when anticipated. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events to differ from the forward-looking statements. More information about some of these risks and uncertainties may be found in the reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the Company. The Company operates in a highly competitive and rapidly changing business and regulatory environment, thus new or unforeseen risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Company will be those anticipated by the Company. The Company undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
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