WuXi AppTec, a global pharmaceutical and medical device open-access capability and technology platform company, has announced the opening of its expanded Laboratory Testing Division (LTD) facility in Cranbury, NJ. The new facility will enhance WuXi’s integrated testing service portfolio enabling drug developers to accelerate their projects from labs to patients.
“The Garden State continues to be an important life science hub,” said Dr. Jason Liu, SVP of WuXi AppTec and Chief Operating Officer of the LTD. “This expansion will allow our team to deliver high quality service with faster turnaround times, better leverage the resources and expertise of the local pharmaceutical and biotechnology community, and develop a stronger connection with our customers.”
The expansion will double total operation space to more than 115,000 square feet, and will create over 200 jobs. After the expansion, LTD’s combined New Jersey operation will be one of the largest laboratories for preclinical and clinical drug development testing in the United States.
“We are delighted for this opportunity to better serve our global customers and to support local economic development in New Jersey,” said Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and CEO of WuXi AppTec. “We will continue to enhance WuXi’s capabilities and capacities to enable our global partners to discover and develop drugs more efficiently and cost effectively ultimately benefitting patients worldwide.”
The new site will establish a center of excellence for drug development and provide high quality services to the U.S. pharmaceutical and biotech industries. WuXi will recruit extensively from the local talent base, further contributing to economic growth.
“As a renowned global company in life sciences industry, WuXi AppTec is an essential part of New Jersey’s pharmaceutical community,” said Glenn Johnson, Mayor of Cranbury. “The commitment shown by global companies such as WuXi demonstrates that New Jersey is a good place for science and technology companies to do business.”
WuXi AppTec is headquartered in Shanghai, China. In addition to the New Jersey site, WuXi also has U.S. facilities in Philadelphia, St. Paul, Atlanta, San Diego, and Boston. Globally, WuXi’s locations include Germany, Israel, South Korea, Japan and beyond.
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