WuXi PharmaTech Begins Operation of New HPAPI Laboratory
News May 29, 2014
WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. has 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.
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