More than 36,000 pharma professionals from over 150 countries attended the CPhI Worldwide 2016 convention in Barcelona Spain earlier this month to stay updated on the latest industry trends, meet with global partners, and evaluate new business relationships.

At the convention, STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec company, had the opportunity to connect with many of our collaborative partners, share expert opinions in the CPhI Annual Report, participate in a panel session, and host a networking reception. Below is a brief recap.

  • Minzhang Chen, CEO of STA Pharmaceutical, was invited to share his insight with the audience about the 2016 CPhI Annual Report, which focuses on the immediate and short-term trends in pharmaceutical outsourcing. The experts selected from the report bring considerable commercial and technical know-how to forecast the pharma industry, including the opportunities and threats in the global arena. Dr. Chen shared his views on outsourcing and growth from a global Chinese manufacturer’s perspective, including M&A’s, new product classes and technologies, the future regulatory environment, and the prospects for the Chinese market. Download the report here.


  • Xiaoyong Fu, STA’s Vice President of Process R&D, joined a panel discussion titled “Analyzing the rise of the Multi-Dimensional CDMO Business Model” at the Pre-Connect Congress on Oct.3. The panel was a lively discussion regarding the increasing role of CDMOs in the global marketplace and different business models to optimize outsourcing at every step in the development-to-commercialization journey.
  • STA also hosted a unique evening networking event to celebrate our partnerships with collaborators, colleagues and friends at Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece ‘La Pedrera,’ a UNESCO world heritage site. All guests enjoyed the immersion in Gaudi’s inspiration.