Shanghai, China /PRNewswire/ - WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device R&D services company with operations in China and the United States, today announced that its manufacturing subsidiary, Syn-The-All Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (STA), has begun operation of a high-potency active pharmaceutical ingredient (HPAPI) laboratory in Shanghai, thereby adding HPAPI processing to its portfolio of services. The lab will support process development and clinical-trial supply of high-potency small molecules at kilogram scale.
"With the increasing use of HPAPIs in drug discovery and development, this new service augments WuXi's ability to provide highly efficient and cost-effective solutions for our partners worldwide," said Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and CEO of WuXi PharmaTech.
Technical inquiries regarding process development and clinical-trial supply of high-potency API materials can be made by contacting STAinfo@wuxiapptec.com.
About WuXi PharmaTech
WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX) is a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device R&D outsourcing company, with operations in China and the United States. As a research-driven and customer-focused company, WuXi PharmaTech provides pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies with a broad and integrated portfolio of laboratory and manufacturing services throughout the drug and medical device R&D process. WuXi PharmaTech's services are designed to help its global partners in shortening the cycle and lowering the cost of drug and medical device R&D. The operating subsidiaries of WuXi PharmaTech are known as WuXi AppTec.
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