Aptuit and GSK Extend Strategic Partnership

GREENWICH, Conn., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aptuit LLC announced that the company has reached an agreement on a multiyear extension of its strategic partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for dedicated drug development work at The Aptuit Center for Drug Discovery & Development in Verona, Italy. The Verona site – formerly known as GSK's Medicines Research Centre – was acquired by Aptuit from GSK in 2010.

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Timothy C. Tyson, Chairman, Aptuit LLC said, "This multiyear extension of our partnership with GSK reaffirms that our Verona site continues to deliver scientific excellence that is recognized by our customers. Since we finalized our original agreement with GSK in 2010, we have successfully transformed the Verona site from a pharmaceutical research center to a world-class drug discovery and development outsourcing capability."

Mr. Tyson explained that during the two years since the Verona site became part of Aptuit it has effectively transitioned to a lean, flexible, customer-focused pharmaceutical services operation. To date, the Verona site has had approximately 50 successful audits and has delivered work for more than 90 clients. Mr. Tyson added, "Aptuit initiatives in Verona, such as Lean Six Sigma, are resulting in productivity benefits across our business lines. The high level of quality and regulatory compliance demonstrated in our work has been noticeable to the more than 200 customers who have visited the site since 2010."

For additional press information or to arrange an interview, please contact Maria Garvey by phone at 914-747-1400 or send an email to [email protected].

Aptuit LLC provides the most complete set of integrated early to mid-phase development services in the pharmaceutical industry. Drug Design & Discovery, Preclinical Biosciences, API Development and Manufacture, Solid State Chemistry, Drug Product Formulation Development & Manufacture, Sterile Fill Finish, Clinical Sciences, Consulting and Aptuit INDiGO® (a program that accelerates drug development) are offered as stand alone or integrated services. Fully integrated drug discovery & development services are available from a single site at The Aptuit Center for Drug Discovery & Development in Verona, Italy. The company maintains five global facilities with approximately 800 employees in Europe and the United States, and has a strategic relationship with Laurus Labs in India. Aptuit LLC is partnered with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, one of the world's leading private equity investors.

For more information about Aptuit, visit www.aptuit.com

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