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A Strategic Tool For Companies Who Outsource

The vetting process for selecting outsourcing partners is time consuming and complex. To support the process, Life Science Leader and Clinical Leader developed the CRO Leadership Awards in 2012. We think sponsor company opinions are important and credible — that’s why the awards are based on customer feedback. Winning CROs are chosen through impartial market research based on feedback from sponsor companies that utilize outsourcing services.

Primary market research by ISR Reports is the basis of the awards. Sponsors provide ratings of CROs based on recent outsourced projects. This experiential feedback is analyzed by sponsor company size to reveal leading CROs in different performance categories. For details on the research methodology, visit isrreports.com.

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2022 Winners

2022 Winners By Category & Respondent Group

CROs have an opportunity to win these awards in up to three groups of outsourcing respondents—Big Pharma, Small Pharma, and Overall (combined Big and Small Pharma). We also recognize those companies that scored one standard deviation or more above the weighted average in each of the core categories. You will see these companies noted as the Champions.

 

Champions

Big Pharma

  • Celerion
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Celerion
  • Quotient Sciences
  • Altasciences
  • PSI CRO AG
  • CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting
  • Eurofins Scientific, S.E.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific’s PPD Clinical Research Services
  • SGS Health Science
  • IQVIA
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • Medpace
  • Precision for Medicine
  • Lambda Therapeutic Research

Big Pharma

  • Medpace
  • SGS Health Science
  • Precision for Medicine
  • IQVIA
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific’s PPD Clinical Research Services

Small Pharma

  • Eurofins Scientific, S.E.
  • PSI CRO AG
  • CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting
  • Altasciences
  • Frontage Laboratories, Inc.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific’s PPD Clinical Research Services
  • Celerion
  • Precision for Medicine
  • IQVIA
  • Lambda Therapeutic Research
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • Medpace

 

Champions

Overall

  • CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting
  • PSI CRO AG
  • Celerion

Big Pharma

  • Celerion

Small Pharma

  • CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting
  • PSI CRO AG

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Quotient Sciences
  • Altasciences
  • Medpace
  • SGS Health Science
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials
  • Lambda Therapeutic Research
  • Frontage Laboratories, Inc.
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • Novotech
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific’s PPD Clinical Research Services

Big Pharma

  • Worldwide Clinical Trials
  • SGS Health Science
  • Medpace
  • ICON
  • Frontage Laboratories, Inc.
  • Syneos Health
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • IQVIA

Small Pharma

  • Medpace
  • Lambda Therapeutic Research
  • Novotech
  • Frontage Laboratories, Inc.
  • Altasciences
  • Precision for Medicine
  • Celerion
  • Eurofins Scientific, S.E.
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific’s PPD Clinical Research Services
  • Parexel International Corporation

 

Champions

Overall

  • Quotient Sciences

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting
  • Altasciences
  • PSI CRO AG
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials
  • Celerion
  • Eurofins Scientific, S.E.
  • IQVIA
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • SGS Health Science
  • Lambda Therapeutic Research
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific’s PPD Clinical Research Services
  • Precision for Medicine

Big Pharma

  • Worldwide Clinical Trials
  • Celerion
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • IQVIA
  • SGS Health Science

Small Pharma

  • CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting
  • PSI CRO AG
  • Eurofins Scientific, S.E.
  • Altasciences
  • IQVIA
  • Frontage Laboratories, Inc.
  • Celerion
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific’s PPD Clinical Research Services
  • Lambda Therapeutic Research
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials
  • Precision for Medicine
  • Medpace

 

Champions

Overall

  • CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting
  • PSI CRO AG

Big Pharma

  • Celerion

Small Pharma

  • CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting
  • PSI CRO AG

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Celerion
  • Innovaderm Research Inc.
  • Medpace
  • Altasciences
  • SGS Health Science
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials
  • Quotient Sciences
  • IQVIA
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • Frontage Laboratories, Inc.

Big Pharma

  • SGS Health Science
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials
  • IQVIA
  • Medpace
  • Frontage Laboratories, Inc.
  • Parexel International Corporation

Small Pharma

  • Precision for Medicine
  • Medpace
  • Eurofins Scientific, S.E.
  • Labcorp Drug Development
  • Altasciences
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific’s PPD Clinical Research Services
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials
  • IQVIA

 

Champions

Overall

  • CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting
  • PSI CRO AG
  • Quotient Sciences

Big Pharma

  • CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting
  • PSI CRO AG

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Lambda Therapeutic Research
  • Celerion
  • SGS Health Science
  • Innovaderm Research Inc.
  • Eurofins Scientific, S.E.
  • Frontage Laboratories, Inc.
  • Medpace
  • Altasciences
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • IQVIA
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific’s PPD Clinical Research Services

Big Pharma

  • Worldwide Clinical Trials
  • SGS Health Science
  • Celerion
  • Medpace
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • IQVIA

Small Pharma

  • Eurofins Scientific, S.E.
  • Lambda Therapeutic Research
  • Celerion
  • Frontage Laboratories, Inc.
  • Medpace
  • Altasciences

The Publication

Based on the research, award recipients are announced in Life Science Leader’s awards supplement – a resource for sponsors and CROs alike. The annual issue includes original editorial, outsourcing industry trends, and award-winning CRO profiles. Life Science Leader is a monthly publication available in digital and print through subscription.

The last awards supplement was published in June 2022.

 

Core Award Categories


1. Capabilities
2. Compatibility
3. Expertise
4. Quality
5. Reliability

Specialty Award Categories


1. Data Quality
2. Meeting Overall Project Timelines
3. Technology For Access To Data
4. Operational Excellence
5. Responsiveness

The Presentation

Each year we gather in celebration of quality clinical trial outsourcing. Award recipients are recognized during a presentation. Research participants, CROs, and other industry stakeholders are invited to attend.

 

Presentation Supported By

 

Survey Methodology: ISR's Contract Research Organization Quality Benchmarking research is conducted annually via an online survey. For the 2022 CRO Leadership Awards, 50 CROs were evaluated on more than 20 performance metrics. Research participants were recruited from biopharmaceutical companies of all sizes and were screened for decision-making influence and authority when it comes to working with CROs. Respondents only evaluated companies with which they had worked on an outsourced project within the past 18 months. This level of qualification ensures that ratings come from actual involvement with a business and that companies identified as leaders are backed by experiential data. CROs must meet the minimum threshold of customer survey responses to be eligible for an award.

The CRO Leadership Awards recognize top outsourcing partners, determined by feedback from sponsor companies who outsource clinical trials. The awards are presented by Clinical Leader, Life Science Leader, and Industry Standard Research. Clinical Leader provides a complex industry with a forum investigating common struggles including patient recruitment, CRO selection, clinical trial management systems, or anything else related to the clinical research and trial sector. Life Science Leader is a business journal for executives in emerging biotech through big pharma. Monthly issues feature interviews with executives from industry, the FDA, and more. Industry Standard Research is the premier, full service market research provider to the pharma and pharma services industries. With over a decade of experience, ISR delivers an unmatched level of domain expertise with off-the-shelf intelligence and custom research offerings.

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