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Ning Zhao, WuXi co-founder and philanthropist, passes away

Scientist, executive helped shape WuXi AppTec, WuXi Biologics

May 22, 2023 10:26 PM UTC

Ning Zhao, a scientist and co-founder of WuXi AppTec and WuXi Biologics who would go on to become a “tireless” philanthropist, passed away on May 16 after a long battle with cancer. She was 56.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Zhao earned her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Columbia University and went on to work for Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY), Pharmacopeia Inc. and Wyeth...