WuXi Manufacturing Facility Passes FDA Inspection

SHANGHAI -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device research and development outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, announced today that the small molecule API and advanced intermediate manufacturing facility of WuXi's wholly owned subsidiary Shanghai SynTheAll Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (STA) completed a general GMP and Pre-Approval Inspection from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with no Form 483 issued.

STA has built a substantial manufacturing pipeline of small molecule APIs and advanced intermediates for our global clients through its integrated platform, which extends from process research and research manufacturing to commercial manufacturing.  This inspection outcome confirms STA's capabilities in helping the clients move their new chemical entities through clinical development stages and eventually to commercial launch in the global market.  

"The result of this inspection speaks to WuXi's high standards of quality," said Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and CEO of WuXi PharmaTech.  "We continue to leverage our knowledge and that of our partners to build and operate a first-class quality system in China that meets global regulatory requirements."

About WuXi PharmaTech

As a research-driven and customer-focused company, WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. provides 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 assist its global partners in shortening the cycle and lowering the cost of drug and medical device R&D.  WuXi AppTec is the name for the operating subsidiaries of WuXi PharmaTech.  Please visit http://www.wuxiapptec.com.

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