API plant in Jinshan passes fourth FDA inspection

WuXi STA is the first CDMO in China that is approved to supply commercial APIs by regulatory agencies in the US, China, EU, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand

WuXi STA API plant in Jinshan, China

WuXi STA, a subsidiary of WuXi AppTec, has announced that its active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility at Jinshan (Shanghai, China) has successfully passed its fourth inspection from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The company said that no Form 483s have been issued. The site previously passed three FDA inspections in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

“We are very proud of successfully passing the FDA inspection once more,” commented Mei Hao, VP of Quality at WuXi STA. “Quality is ingrained throughout our culture and, while fully expected, further demonstrates our commitment to customers and patients worldwide.”

WuXi STA is the first CDMO in China that is approved to supply commercial APIs for innovative drugs by regulatory agencies in the US, China, EU, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Opened in 2004, the Jinshan site is equipped with 100+ modern reactors ranging from 5L to 20,000L, as well as technology platforms such us flow chemistry, biocatalysis and high potency APIs.

The Jinshan facility is dedicated to the manufacture of small molecule innovative APIs and advanced intermediates, from kilo to metric ton scale – from preclinical and clinical development through to global commercial launch.

In addition, WuXi STA recently initiated the site expansion project in Jinshan, adding more than 30,000 sqm of laboratory space and 500 scientists.

Upon completion, the expanded Jinshan campus will be able to offer an integrated one-site solution for process development and manufacturing of innovative APIs and advanced intermediates, further strengthening WuXi STA’s global leading platform focusing on small molecule innovative drug process development and manufacturing.

Minzhang Chen, CEO of WuXi STA, commented, “It is an integral part of the company’s culture to exceed global standards. We will continue to put quality first for all of our worldwide partners and offer them integrated efficient and flexible solutions, accelerating the process of new drug launches.”

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