SHANGHAI, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE : WX ), a leading open-access R&D capability and technology platform company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, announced today that Dr. Peter Schultz visited WuXi AppTec's Shanghai headquarters on October 17 and gave an inspiring public lecture. Dr. Schultz is the CEO of The Scripps Research Institute and the founder and Director of the California Institute for Biomedical Research. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States and of its Institute of Medicine.
Dr. Schultz's research is at the interface of chemistry and biology. By developing technologies to make and characterize molecules and materials hundreds to millions at a time, his work has dramatically impacted our ability to create molecules with novel biological and physical properties, ranging from medicines to materials. He has pioneered the development of new drugs that affect endogenous stem cells for neurodegenerative diseases and diseases of aging and has led efforts that have resulted in new therapies for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, lung and blood cancers, and malaria. Dr. Schultz is a founder of nine biotech or technology companies that have pioneered the application of innovative molecular diversity technologies in the fields of energy, materials science, and human health.
"It is our great honor to host Dr. Schultz's visit to WuXi," said Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and CEO of WuXi AppTec. "His passion for science and his record of accomplishment are impacting both academia and industry in significant ways and will continue to inspire our 9,000 scientists in their pursuit of scientific excellence and innovative solutions for our partners and patients."
About WuXi PharmaTech
WuXi PharmaTech is a leading open-access R&D capability and technology platform company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, with operations in China and the United States. As a research-driven and customer-focused company, WuXi PharmaTech provides a broad and integrated portfolio of services throughout the drug and medical device R&D process. WuXi is also building a platform to provide clinical diagnostic services directly to physicians and their patients globally. WuXi PharmaTech's services are designed to assist its global partners in shortening the cycle and lowering the cost of drug and medical device R&D. WuXi PharmaTech's operating subsidiaries are known as WuXi AppTec. For more information, please visit: http://www.wuxiapptec.com.
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