GREENWICH, Conn., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stuart Needleman, President and Chief Operating Officer, Aptuit LLC, announced that the number of clients placing work at The Aptuit Center for Drug Discovery & Development in Verona, Italy has reached 100, giving the site a strong vote of confidence from the marketplace.
Mark Hembarsky, Vice President and Site Leader of the facility stated, "We are excited to have reached this important milestone of 100 clients at Aptuit Verona. In July of 2010, we started with one client, GlaxoSmithKline, following our acquisition of the site from them. Since that time, more and more clients have been recognizing that we have something unique and valuable to offer, and that we are certainly doing something right in helping them achieve their goals."
Mr. Hembarsky explained that in the two brief years since the acquisition, the Aptuit Verona facility has successfully made the transition from a single customer site to a dynamic drug discovery and development center attracting all types of clients – large, multinational pharmaceutical innovators, midsize and small pharma companies, biotechs and startups.
"Companies from the EU, North America, Asia and South America have placed projects with us covering numerous therapeutic areas," said Mr. Hembarsky. "We are proud that industry-leading companies like Pfizer Inc., Chiesi Farmaceutici, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim, UCB, C10 Pharma, Autifony Therapeutics and GlaxoSmithKline are among the clients that have chosen to partner with Aptuit." He added that most clients have subsequently contracted repeat business with Aptuit and many have requested proposals for additional work before their initial project was completed.
"Our growth is a testimony to Aptuit's capabilities, and co
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