PPD names new CFO; West looks to Ireland;

> PPD has appointed a new chief financial officer, tapping Robert Hureau, who previously served a similar role at the med tech companies Centaur Guernsey and Sensata Technologies. More

> Contract manufacturer West Pharmaceutical is reportedly considering a $130 million investment in Ireland. News

> WuXi PharmaTech ($WX) passed an FDA inspection for its Shanghai API plant, clearing it for U.S.-bound work. Item (PDF)