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WuXi STA Shanghai & Changzhou Facilities Pass U.S. FDA Inspections

SHANGHAI, July 23, 2019: STA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., (WuXi STA) – a subsidiary of WuXi AppTec – announces that its Analytical Service Unit (ASU) in Shanghai and active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) process R&D and manufacturing facility in Changzhou, have successfully passed two inspections from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the same week, with no Form 483s issued. This not only marks a milestone for WuXi STA on running a continual state of regulatory readiness, with real time GMP monitoring and an ingrained internal quality culture, but also shows its commitment on providing integrated R&D and manufacturing services with the highest quality standard for customers.


"It's a point of great pride that our quality systems allow us to be inspected at short notice by any applicable regulatory agency in the world. In this case, we received two separate inspection notices from FDA only seven days and five days in advance of the inspections, respectively. It's an endorsement of the real time monitoring and quality culture we run across all parts of the company," commented Ms. Mei Hao, Vice President of Quality at WuXi STA. "It's another key example of the rigorous nature of our global standard quality systems. It is also another milestone for our platform, and in our efforts to have geographically integrated capabilities for both drug product and drug substance."


WuXi STA has now successfully passed seven inspections from the U.S. FDA since 2013, producing branded drugs marketed in 95 countries. Its Analytical Service Unit provides clients with a full spectrum of analytical method development, validation and testing services from preclinical to commercial. The Changzhou facility with over 1,700,000 square feet has established a variety of new technology platforms such as spray dried dispersion, continuous processing (flow chemistry), oligonucleotides and peptides. It successfully completed the first U.S. FDA inspection in 2018.


"WuXi STA takes high priority on building quality system meeting global regulatory standards. These successful FDA inspections to ASU and Changzhou facility reflects WuXi STA's commitment to 'quality first'. We will continue to enhance our platform with highest quality service to better enable our customers to bring better medicines faster for patients." added Dr. Minzhang Chen, CEO of WuXi STA.




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About WuXi STA

STA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of WuXi AppTec (WuXi STA), is a leading pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capability and technology platform company serving the life sciences industry, with operations in Chinaand the United States. As a premier Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), WuXi STA offers our worldwide partners efficient, flexible and high-quality solutions for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and finished dosage forms.


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About WuXi AppTec

WuXi AppTec is a leading pharmaceutical and medical device open-access capability and technology platform company with global operations. As an innovation-driven and customer-focused company, WuXi AppTec provides a broad and integrated portfolio of services to help our worldwide customers and partners shorten the discovery and development time and lower the cost of drug and medical device R&D through cost-effective and efficient solutions. With its industry-leading capabilities such as small molecule R&D and manufacturing, cell therapy and gene therapy R&D and manufacturing, and medical device testing, the WuXi platform is enabling more than 3,500 innovative collaborators from more than 30 countries to bring innovative healthcare products to patients, and to fulfill WuXi's dream that "every drug can be made and every disease can be treated."


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Last Updated: 30-Jul-2019