The new campus will be constructed in phases and include both research manufacturing and commercial manufacturing facilities. Phase one will double the company's current manufacturing capacity and is expected to be operational by 4Q15. Once the entire project is complete, the site will triple current capacity and employ approximately 1,500 chemists, production staff, and support staff.
"This project marks an important milestone in STA's mission of building a fully integrated API development and manufacturing platform," said Dr. Ge Li, chairman and chief executive officer of WuXi PharmaTech. "It furthers our commitment to providing partners worldwide with highly efficient and cost-effective solutions that help bring better medicines faster to patients."