19 Oct. 2010
WILMINGTON, N.C., (October 19, 2010) - PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPDI) today announced it has been named the recipient of the 2010 Site Solutions Summit Eagle Award, recognizing the company as the most desirable contract research organization (CRO) with which to partner in an independent study of more than 300 experienced investigative sites.
This year's award honored PPD and Eli Lilly and Company as the top contract research organization and pharmaceutical company, respectively, for their high level of professionalism, collaborative approach to relationships, ongoing support during clinical studies, payment terms and performance working with partner sites.
"We recognize the important role of sites in recruiting the right patients and delivering high quality data for our clients, and therefore we focus on building and maintaining strong, collaborative relationships with investigators," said Martin Lee, M.D., vice president of site and patient recruitment for PPD. "This honor from such a prestigious group validates our efforts toward establishing highly professional relationships and supportive team environments with our sites."
PPD received the award at the Site Solutions Summit Partnering for Success annual meeting of investigative sites, pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations on Oct. 16, 2010, in Clearwater, Fla. The annual meeting is organized by RxTrials and the Association of Clinical Research Organizations.
The award follows PPD's recognition earlier this year as one of the top two CROs in Europe in the 2010 CenterWatch European Site Survey.