WuXi AppTec opens new medtech testing facility in Suzhou

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The Suzhou center will work with its U.S.-based sister sites in Atlanta and St. Paul, Minnesota. (Shutterstock)

WuXi AppTec opened a new medical device testing facility just outside Shanghai in Suzhou, China, which the contracting giant described as the “full implementation” of its device vision for the Chinese market.

The Suzhou center will work with its U.S.-based testing sites in Atlanta and St. Paul, Minnesota, to form a global medical device testing platform, with services spanning R&D, quality assurance and commercialization.

The new 15,000-square-meter facility will also mirror the capabilities, operations and systems of its U.S.-based sister centers to provide testing services in compliance with international quality standards.


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Its offerings will include biomaterials analysis, toxicology, biocompatibility, risk assessment, product aseptic design microbiology, physical testing of packaging and shelf life and product batch release testing, among others.

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The greater Shanghai area hosts medical device operations from 3M and Medtronic, as well as a Boston Scientific research institute, several domestic companies and manufacturers, alongside several drug makers.

Earlier this year, WuXi AppTec’s contract development and manufacturing subsidiary, STA Pharmaceutical, opened a new R&D center in Shanghai, next door to its production plant. WuXi STA has over 1,000 scientists located at five sites in China and the U.S.—while its parent employs more than 18,000 at over two dozen facilities internationally.

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