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ICON Awarded Best CRO at World Vaccines Congress 2014

ICON plc, is pleased to announce that it has been named Best Clinical Research Organisation in the Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards. ICON was presented with the award at the World Vaccine Congress which took place in Washington last week.

The ViE Awards honour individuals, organisations and initiatives that have made significant contributions to innovation in the field of vaccines over the past 12 months. ICON was selected by a panel of global biotechnology industry stakeholders as the best CRO according to the following criteria:

  • Range of services provided in niche and core therapeutic areas.
  • Methods of performance improvement or introduction of new services.
  • Attention to and quality of relationships with clients.
  • Reaching of milestones and final/ongoing outcomes.
  • Building and maintaining existing and long-term partnerships.

“We are proud be recognised by the world’s biotechnology companies as the industry’s best CRO,” commented Dr. Steve Cutler, Chief Operating officer, ICON plc. “Through the expertise of our Vaccine Centre of Excellence, which combines in depth vaccine experience with enabling technologies such as Firecrest and ICONIK, we help our customers exceed study milestones and take time and cost from vaccine development. This award is also recognition of the hard work and dedication of the ICON vaccines team and I’m delighted to see their efforts being applauded by the industry.”
Commenting on ICON’s award, Mark Lacy, President and CEO at Benchmark Research, a provider of investigator site services, said: “It was a great honour to present ICON with the "Best CRO" award from such a distinguished list of finalists. Vaccine studies are a key part of our business and in our experience ICON outperforms others in all aspects of vaccine trials, including quality of start-up, enrolment planning, data collection and retention management.”
About the ViE Awards
The World Vaccine Congress & Expo, now in its 14th year, is the largest and most comprehensive event in the industry. Covering everything from the latest R&D to manufacturing to corporate development strategies, the Congress hosts the only awards ceremony dedicated to the vaccine industry. The ViE Awards honour individuals, organisations and initiatives which have made significant contributions over the past 12 months to innovation in the field of vaccines.


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