SHANGHAI, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX ), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device research and development outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, today announced that it had been awarded a Certificate of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliance from the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), China's regulatory authority for pharmaceuticals, for its toxicology facility in Suzhou. Good Laboratory Practice is a quality system concerned with the organizational process and the conditions under which non-clinical health and environmental safety studies are planned, performed, monitored, recorded, archived, and reported.
The certification covers single-dose and multiple-dose toxicology studies in both rodents and non-rodents, GeneTox studies (Ames, micronucleus, and chromosome aberration), and toxicokinetic studies. WuXi qualified for this certification as a result of SFDA review of its management, personnel, test facilities, standard operating procedures, and study operations. Receipt of this certification is necessary in order to perform toxicology studies to be filed in Investigational New Drug (IND) applications with the SFDA.
In September, WuXi announced that the Suzhou facility had received GLP certification from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. WuXi's Suzhou facility is the only toxicology facility in China to have received certification from both the SFDA and OECD.
"This certificate from the SFDA is an important milestone in offering our clients toxicology studies that meet both domestic and international GLP quality standards for filing INDs both in China and other countries," said Dr. Ge Li, c