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WuXi PharmaTech Promotes Dr. Rujian Ma to VP of Synthetic Chemistry

August 22, 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 promoted Dr. Rujian Ma to Vice President of Synthetic Chemistry.

Dr. Ma will report directly to Dr. Shuhui Chen, Chief Scientific Officer of WuXi PharmaTech.
"I am very delighted to promote Dr. Ma to this new leadership position. Dr. Ma's depth of synthetic chemistry experience and his commitment and coaching capabilities of our young scientists undoubtedly will further accelerate the development of our core synthetic chemistry division. His new assignment will also help us continually improve our service quality and productivity and to serve our customers better." commented Dr. Shuhui Chen, Chief Scientific Officer of WuXi PharmaTech.
Dr. Ma received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Tokushima, Japan and joined in WuXi in March, 2001.

About WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc.
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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