WuXi announced the winners of its sixth annual Life Science and Chemistry Awards at a ceremony held on January 20, 2013.

Eighteen highly accomplished young scholars were honored after a rigorous and transparent selection process that began in May 2012.

The WuXi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Awards originated in 2007 as the first nationwide scientific award in China established by a life science enterprise. The awards aim to foster early innovation and encourage pursuit of excellence in life science research. During the six years since its inception, 95 scholars from more than 30 premier Chinese universities and research institutes have received awards, three of whom were later elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Academy of Engineering.