Aida Acquires High-Level Research Institute in ChinaAcquisition Expected to Yield Multiple New Drug Products for Aida's Pipeline
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 27, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aida Pharmaceuticals, Inc today announced that has acquired one of China's top microbiology research institutes, the Jiangsu Institute of Microbiology Co., Ltd. ("JSIM") Aida's subsidiary, Hanzhou Aida Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd acquired 43% of the institute from Jinou Medicine Co., Ltd while another of Aida's subsidiaries, Changzhou Fangyuan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. acquired an additional 55% from Jiangyin Hi-tech Group. The transaction is expected to close shortly. After the completion of the acquisition, Jiangsu Institute of Microbiology Co., Ltd. will become a subsidiary of Aida Pharmaceuticals. The acquisition is expected to yield multiple new products for Aida, including several that are already in clinical trials by China's State Food and Drug Administration.
Mr. Jin Biao, Chairman and CEO of Aida Pharmaceuticals, noted, "This acquisition will significantly strengthen the research resources of Aida. We are proud to have JSIM in our group and I believe the acquisition will fortify our ability to be an innovative pharmaceutical company in China".
Jiangsu Institute of Microbiology Co., Ltd. ("JSIM") is a national leader in microbiology with over thirty years of research history. JSIM, located in Wuxi City in Jiangsu Province, has over thirty scientists and engineers that have completed over 200 research projects. Over twenty research projects were developed as national-level key projects, as designated by the Chinese government. JSIM's research acumen has been rewarded with numerous patents.
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Aida Pharmaceuticals is a product-focused pharmaceuticals company engaged in the formulation, clinical testing, registration, manufacture, sales and marketing of advanced pharmaceutical and genetic products in mainland China. The Company's mission is to discover, develop and market meaningful new therapies that improve human health. Aida Pharmaceuticals, in operation since March 1999, is headquartered in Hangzhou, China with manufacturing, distribution and sales points throughout mainland China. Aida is GMP certified in China and ISO9002 certified for quality assurance and ISO14000 certified for ecologically-friendly practices.
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Posted: March 2008