Dear Valued Customers, Collaboration Partners, Colleagues and Friends,
For thirteen years, WuXi AppTec takes pride in providing high-quality R&D services to our customers in a cost-effective and efficient way. Through the support of our customers and partners, we have been able to achieve solid growth in our global business. We have grown from four founders and a single laboratory of 7,000 square feet in December 2000 to more than 7,000 employees and 3 million square feet of laboratory and manufacturing space in China and in U.S. On behalf of all WuXi employees, I want to thank you for your continued trust and support.
The global pharmaceutical and life science industry is striving to improve its R&D productivity, and an important part of that effort is increased outsourcing and external collaborations of pharmaceutical R&D services. As a leading R&D outsourcing company serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, WuXi AppTec is well positioned to benefit from this trend and to play a growing role in helping our customers to discover and develop life-saving medicines and products for patients.
WuXi AppTec has been diligently building a fully integrated technology and R&D services platform throughout the company history. We will continue to strengthen this open-access platform with new capabilities and capacities. Our vision is to enable anyone, any company with great minds to discover and develop new medicines and products more efficiently and cost effectively.
Ge Li, Ph.D.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer