Pfizer set up research center in Wuhan

16:28, October 09, 2010      

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Pfizer Chairman and CEO Jeff Kinder announced that a global research and development center for radiation biology and drug development has been officially established in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, where he arrived on the same day by his special plane.

Wuhan Pfizer R&D center will provide intellectual support for the company's clinical drug development projects in the world, including clinical trials from Phase I to IV, and will carry out deep collaboration with local institutions to implement training programs. By 2012, the number of employees of the R&D center will increase from 40 to more than 200.

Pfizer is a research-based multinational pharmaceutical company with 150 years of history. Its products are available in more than 150 countries and regions.

Pfizer entered the Chinese market in the 1980s and now it has four laboratories and the Shanghai R&D Center. More than 40 pharmaceutical products, such as Cefobid, Sulperazon, Zithromax and Diflucan, are available in China.

Kinder said setting up R&D centers will expand the company's R&D capabilities in Shanghai and strengthen the biomedical basis, making it a platform for the development of global drug research and a strategic biomedical alliance.

By Liangjun, People's Daily Online


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