WuXi PharmaTech announced today that it had been selected by China Ministry of Commerce to the list of Top Ten Leading Outsourcing Enterprises in China. The list was announced at the Second Annual China International Service Outsourcing Cooperation Conference, held in Nanjing on June 23 and 24, 2009.
According to the ministry, revenue generated by Chinese outsourcing companies in 2008 grew 34% year over year to $1.5 billion. The top ten companies produced almost one third of that revenue. Those companies represented the healthcare, service and manufacture, government, education and finance sectors. WuXi PharmaTech was the only winner in healthcare.
We are honored to receive this recognition by the Ministry of Commerce, said Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and CEO of WuXi PharmaTech: Outsourcing benefits not only China by tapping the skills and talents of our countrys productive workforce, but also benefits countries around the world with high-quality, cost-effective products and services provided by outsourcing service companies. We are grateful to the Ministry of Commerce for its generous support of WuXi and the outsourcing industry in general. With continued support, we will continue to develop both capabilities and capacity to better serve the world\'s leading life science companies.\"
WuXi PharmaTech 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, we provide a broad and integrated portfolio of laboratory and manufacturing services throughout the drug and medical device R&D process. Our services are designed to help our global partners to improve the success of research and shorten the time of development cost effectively in discovering and developing drugs and medical devices.