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WuXi PharmaTech Appoints Ying Han to Its Board of Directors

November 13, 2008 - Shanghai, China - WuXi PharmaTech (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 has appointed Ms. Ying Han to its Board of Directors.

From 1998 to 2006, Ms. Han worked for NASDAQ-listed Asiainfo as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Earlier she spent 10 years in Hewlett Packard (China), serving in various functions until assuming the responsibility of Chief Controller and Business Development Director. Ms. Han is currently an advisor to Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm.

"We are very pleased to welcome Ying on board to further enhance the supervision and conduct of our overall business and financial affairs," commented Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WuXi PharmaTech. "Ying's addition to our board with her invaluable finance and business experience will help WuXi better manage its business and financial system and ultimately increase the overall value of WuXi."

Ms. Han received a college degree in Western Accounting from Xiamen University, China.

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, WuXi PharmaTech provides pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies a broad and integrated portfolio of laboratory and manufacturing services throughout the drug and medical device R&D process. 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. The operating subsidiaries of WuXi PharmaTech are known as WuXi AppTec. For more information, please visit: www.wuxiapptec.com.

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