ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AMRI announced today that it has promoted Takeshi Yura , Ph.D., to Vice President of Discovery and Development Services, Asia. Dr. Yura will report directly to Thomas E. D'Ambra, Ph.D., Chairman, President and CEO.
Dr. Yura joined AMRI in January 2011 and most recently served as Senior Director of Drug Discovery services in Singapore, leading the chemistry and biology teams of AMRI's flagship Asian integrated drug discovery operations. Effective immediately, Dr. Yura has also assumed leadership of AMRI's Discovery and Development efforts at AMRI's Hyderabad, India site.
Dr. D'Ambra said, "AMRI's Singapore and Hyderabad operations are important and growing businesses for AMRI and conduct projects for customers located all over the world. With the ongoing evolution of outsourcing and a growing focus from customers on strategic relationships, we believe that Dr. Yura's leadership, his focus on excellence in scientific research and his dedication to quality and the integrity of our customers' intellectual property will provide integration under one leadership of what we are referring to as 'AMRI Asia.' This new alignment will enable seamless transfer and execution of projects within and between sites to consistent high standards and provide more effective project management and development of key talent."
Dr. D'Ambra added, "We have a growing international customer base in Singapore that has been looking to utilize the synergies of that location with our custom library, discovery chemistry, development, analytical and kilo scale capabilities at <
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