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Shanghai ChemPartner Co., Ltd.'s Animal Facility Awarded AAALAC Accreditation


3/1/2010 10:50:20 AM

SHANGHAI, March 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Shanghai ChemPartner, a leading China-based contract research organization and a wholly-owned subsidiary of ShangPharma, today announced that its animal facility has received accreditation from the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International.

AAALAC International is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. As a result of an extensive on-site evaluation, AAALAC determined that Shanghai ChemPartner's animal facility is committed to the highest level of animal care and research practices.

AAALAC noted the following in its official approval letter: "The Shanghai ChemPartner management and staff are commended for providing sound facilities and programs for the care and use of laboratory animals. Especially noteworthy were the strong administrative commitment to the program, as evidenced by the financial support for the three well maintained, state-of-the-art animal facilities and equipment, as well as the highly capable and qualified animal resources staff; the active, conscientious, capable and very knowledgeable Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); the knowledgeable and experienced animal care and use staff; the dedication of a team who worked extremely well together to ensure responsible and appropriate animal care and use; the excellent documentation (Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines) and records, with attention to detail and completeness; and the good animal health. Therefore, FULL ACCREDITATION is awarded."

"The AAALAC accreditation comes as a result of our efforts in expanding service capabilities from chemistry to preclinical drug development including in vivo pharmacology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK) and toxicology," commented Michael Hui, founder and CEO of ChemPartner. "We are pleased to receive such high praise from the leading independent world body on the care and use of laboratory animals. We are confident of being an industry leader with the endorsement of AAALAC."

About Shanghai ChemPartner

Founded in 2003, Shanghai ChemPartner (ChemPartner) is one of the leading contract research organizations providing medicinal chemistry, discovery biology, pharmacology, DMPK, toxicology, process R&D, analytical development, formulation and contract manufacturing services to over 120 pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the world. ChemPartner currently has a team of over 1,000 scientists including more than 100 senior scientific leaders with extensive industry experiences gained from leading global pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Headquartered in China, ChemPartner has overseas business development operations in Boston, USA and Copenhagen, Denmark.

About ShangPharma

ShangPharma is a leading China-based outsourcing partner in pharmaceutical and biotechnology research and development, who provides customized services to international pharmaceutical, biotech, agrochemical and chemical companies. As the holding company of Shanghai ChemPartner Co., Ltd., Shanghai ChemExplorer Company Ltd., China Gateway Pharmaceutical (Shanghai) Ltd. and China Gateway Pharma Products (Chengdu) Ltd., ShangPharma offers global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical companies comprehensive services and materials for their research and development needs. ShangPharma currently has a team of more than 1,800 professionals, and more than 60% of the employees have post graduate educational experience of Master or Ph.D. degrees. ShangPharma has established comprehensive R&D partnerships with world-class academic institutes, universities as well as healthcare industry and organizations, to contribute more added-value for its clients' success.

Further information is available at http://www.shangpharma.com .

About AAALAC International

AAALAC International is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. AAALAC stands for the "Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care."

More than 800 companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies and other research institutions in 32 countries have earned AAALAC accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to responsible animal care and use. These institutions volunteer to participate in AAALAC's program, in addition to complying with the local, state and federal laws that regulate animal research.

Further information is available at http://www.aaalac.org

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Ms. Jasmine Luo, Public Affairs Department of
Shanghai ChemPartner, +86-21-5137-0655, or ynluo@shangpharma.com

Web site: http://www.shangpharma.com/
http://www.aaalac.org/



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