MALVERN, Pa. and SHANGHAI, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontage Laboratories Inc. ("Frontage"), a leading high quality provider of bioanalytical, pre-clinical, clinical and drug development services to global pharmaceutical companies, is pleased to announce it has expanded its research and development agreement with Beijing Second Pharmaceuticals, the ethical drug division of Beijing Pharmaceutical Group ("Beijing Pharma"), to accelerate Beijing Pharma's entrance into the international generic drug market. In addition, Frontage recently hired Len Stigliano as Chief Financial Officer and Derek (Yuanchao) Zhang, Ph.D. as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Pharmacology. These investments further strengthen Frontage's market leadership as a U.S.-China contract research organization.
The agreement with Beijing Pharmaceuticals is a further expansion of Frontage's current relationship with this client and its overall business in China. As part of the agreement, Frontage will obtain a newly constructed, 1,800 sq.meter R&D center and continued access to Beijing Pharma's GMP manufacturing areas. Frontage will also collaborate with Beijing Pharma to develop 12 ANDA products over the next 3-5 years, which will be marketed in China, Europe and the U.S. Frontage has been operating in China for 3 years, and serves both global and Chinese pharmaceutical customers. In 2007, Frontage helped Beijing Pharma in designing, renovating, and commissioning its manufacturing facilities to meet U.S. FDA and ICH GMP requirements, in building its GMP systems, employee training and in product development efforts. One of the products developed through the relationship has been filed to the U.S. FDA in 2008, with several more targeted for filing in 2009. European authorities successfully inspected the facilities in 2008.
"This partnership demonstrates our continued commitment to support the U.S., European and Chinese companies' develo
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