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WuXi PharmaTech Selected as One of the Top Ten Employers for New College Graduates in Pharmaceutical

August 14, 2009 – Shanghai, China – WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device research and development outsourcing company, with operations in China and the United States, today announced that it had been selected as one of the top ten employers in the pharmaceutical industry in China in an online survey of new college graduates by China HR, a leading recruitment website in China. WuXi PharmaTech was the only contract research organization winning this award.  

The survey captures the views of 210,000 Chinese students and covers approximately 630 universities and 3,800 businesses.  The winning companies were selected on the basis of career development opportunities, enterprise capabilities, culture, and salary and benefits.  Now in its sixth year, the survey has become the authoritative source of the opinions of new college graduates in China.

In this selection, WuXi AppTec, together with Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Limited, MSD China and Novartis China was selected as the Top Ten Employers for New College Graduates in Pharmaceutical Industry in 2009.

"College students in China have enormous potential, and it is essential that the best Chinese companies tap their talent," said Bob Zhu, Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications.  "At WuXi PharmaTech, our people are our most valuable asset and the source of our innovation.  We strive to provide the college graduates that we hire with fulfilling careers in one of the world's most dynamic and important industries-pharmaceutical research and development."

WuXi PharmaTech has one of the best-educated and best-trained work forces in China. The company provides extensive training to our more than 4,000 employees, both in specific job skills and in more general areas, such as the English language and business management.  The WuXi PharmaTech Science Seminar series invites the world's top scientific minds and leaders in the pharmaceutical industry to speak to our company's scientists, thereby enriching their work experience and enhancing their scientific knowledge.

About WuXi AppTec and WuXi PharmaTech
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. Please visit: http://www.wuxiapptec.com.

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