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Velesco Pharmaceutical Services honored as a 2010 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch" and receives a "Catalyst Award" for creating 2009 economic growth


(Plymouth and Kalamazoo, MI; April 14, 2010) - Velesco Pharmaceutical Services, a contract research organization in the pharmaceutical drug development industry, has been recognized as one of the 2010 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch," an awards program sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation. Additionally, Southwest Michigan First recognized Velesco with a "Catalyst Award" for creating jobs and economic success in the Kalamazoo Region in 2009.


     Velesco Pharmaceutical Services was founded by pharmaceutical industry veterans and offers a full range of early drug development services including drug formulation, analytical method development/validation, cGMP clinical supplies as well as consulting.


     "We are honored to have been chosen as one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch this year and to be recognized with a Catalyst Award for our success in 2009," says David Barnes, CEO and co-founder of Velesco Pharmaceutical Services. "Our clients count on us to deliver consistent high quality services and we are fortunate to be operating in a region with a concentration of experienced pharmaceutical researchers. This talent has fueled the growth of our company leading to a significant expansion of our client base."


     In 2009, Velesco opened a cGMP clinical supply manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo and moved its development laboratories to expanded space in the Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center in Plymouth, MI.


     "The second-stage businesses that comprise the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch have not only persevered through challenging times, but also found opportunities to grow," says Penny Lewandowski, director of entrepreneurship development at the Edward Lowe Foundation. "They continue to hire and develop new markets for their products and services and are making a substantial difference in their communities — and their industries."


About Velesco Pharmaceutical Services

Velesco Pharmaceutical Services (www.velescopharma.com) was formed in 2007 by former pharmaceutical R&D colleagues and focuses on supporting early stage drug development. Velesco’s founders, analytical chemists and drug formulation experts are pharmaceutical industry veterans working in a high-quality former Pfizer) facility. Velesco delivers on time high quality products and services along with insightful consultation.

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