PPD Named Best Contract Research Organization

Innovation in drug development recognized at Research Triangle awards

02 Jun. 2016


WILMINGTON, N.C., (June 2, 2016) – Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced it has been named best contract research organization (CRO) in the Triangle Business Journal’s 2016 Life Sciences Awards.

An innovation leader in clinical research, PPD is committed to helping biopharmaceutical clients accelerate the development of life-changing medicines to improve health. PPD is among the largest life-science sector employers in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region, providing services that span clinical development. PPD’s Phase I-IV services are fully integrated with PPD® Laboratories, the industry’s most comprehensive lab services.

“This honor is a testament to the high caliber of PPD professionals and our culture of innovation, focusing on improving delivery of new therapies to patients by reducing the cost and time of drug development for our clients,” said William Sharbaugh, chief operating officer for PPD. “Our scientific, medical and operational experts are committed to delivering consistent quality and execution, exceptional customer-aligned service and constant innovation.”

The honor was presented by the Triangle Business Journal and the event’s title partner BDO May 26 at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary. The awards recognize the accomplishments of innovative individuals and research organizations in the life sciences field in the North Carolina Research Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.

About PPD
PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 46 countries and more than 15,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development to deliver life-changing therapies that improve health.

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