SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), China's premier provider of pharmaceutical R&D outsourcing services announced today that Governor Deval L. Patrick of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, accompanied by other members of Massachusetts China Partnership Official Delegation, paid a visit to the company on December 7 in Shanghai, China.
Massachusetts China Partnership Official Delegation visitors included representatives from Massachusetts life science industry and academia such as Joshua Schafer Boger, Chief Executive Officer of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Jack Martin Wilson, President of University of Massachusetts.
Massachusetts is the U.S.'s epicenter for biotechnology, with over 300 biopharmaceutical companies located in the state. With the intellectual resources of leading universities and healthcare institutions, biotechnology has become one of the most important industries in Massachusetts.
During the meeting between the honorable guests and the management team of the company, Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WuXi PharmaTech, gave Governor Patrick a brief introduction of the company and hoped for more collaboration opportunities between the two parties for continued expansion of the biopharmaceutical industry.
"I am here to encourage the collaboration that WuXi PharmaTech has with Massachusetts companies such as Vertex, and with enterprises everywhere that have the interest and ability to contribute to the future of healing," commented Governor Patrick in his address. "This collaboration has benefits for both Massachusetts and China, and for the future of health care all over the world. Working together, we will be stronger and more successful than we ever could be working apart."
The Governor added, "As in th
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