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Chinese American scientist admits plot to steal GlaxoSmithKline’s trade secrets for firm in China

August 31, 2018
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Yu Xue, a former researcher at pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline’s facility in Upper Merion Township, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring with others to steal trade secrets from the company to support a Chinese competitor.

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One of the world’s leading biochemists pleaded guilty Friday to stealing proprietary information potentially worth millions from a GlaxoSmithKline research facility in Montgomery County to help a Chinese compay launched with financial backing from that nation’s government.

Yu Xue, 48, told a federal judge in Philadelphia that she pilfered promising cancer research she had developed while working for the British pharmaceutical giant’s Upper Merion Township location between 2006 and 2016. She had hoped to market the potentially ground-breaking therapies through a business she set up in China with two other co-defendants.

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