CRO Leadership Awards Recognize PPD for Excellence for 10th Consecutive Year

May 20, 2021 13:00 UTC

WILMINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPD) has been recognized for excellence in the CRO Leadership Awards for the 10th consecutive year, earning praise for its clinical research capabilities and customer compatibility in a survey of pharmaceutical and biotech professionals conducted for Clinical Leader and Life Science Leader magazines.

A leading global contract research organization (CRO), PPD serves a wide range of customers with tailored drug development strategies, including pioneering a purpose-built delivery model, PPD® Biotech, to address the specific needs of growing biotech and small to midsize pharma companies.

In the 2021 CRO Leadership Awards, which recognize high-performing companies for exceptional customer service, PPD earned recognition in the small pharma category for capabilities – including access to patient populations, data management and patient recruitment – and for compatibility, including responsiveness, project communications and customer service.

“Being recognized for the 10th consecutive year in these prestigious awards reflects not only the strength of our research capabilities but the expertise and ingenuity of PPD colleagues across the globe committed to providing the highest-caliber service,” said David Johnston, Ph.D., executive vice president and global head of clinical development services for PPD. “Like our customers, we are dedicated to improving health, and together we are focused on accelerating the pace of vaccine and drug development to provide safe, effective therapies to patients around the world.”

As an honoree, PPD will be featured in Life Science Leader’s June 2021 issue. The honors program is a partnership between Life Science Connect’s sister publications Clinical Leader and Life Science Leader and Industry Standard Research (ISR). Each year, they assess more than 50 CROs on multiple performance metrics in ISR’s annual CRO Quality Benchmarking survey. Survey participants included individuals from pharma and biotech companies who had worked directly with CROs in the prior 18 months.

About PPD

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our customers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 47 countries and more than 27,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help customers bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value in delivering life-changing therapies to improve health. For more information, visit

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