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Covance Honored with Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

LabCorp® (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company, today announced that its Covance Drug Development business (Covance) has been awarded the 2018 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific CRO Customer Value Leadership Award. The award reflects Covance’s continued commitment to its Asia Pacific customers, with investments in deep scientific and therapeutic expertise, and the most comprehensive drug and device development capabilities.

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L-R, Andrew Fleming, Vice President, Head of Business Development, Asia Pacific, Covance; Chee Hwee Lim, Vice President, Head of Clinical Trial Operations, Asia Pacific, Covance. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Our Asia-Pacific organization has transformed in recent years with significant expansion in our operations and new capabilities to meet the unique demands of this exciting market,” said John Ratliff, CEO, Covance. “We are honored to work with some of the most innovative companies in the region, who are driving global advances in precision medicine. Whether they need regional services and insight or support with a global strategy, Covance can provide the data-driven solutions and expertise required for success. I’m proud to dedicate this honor to the Asia-Pacific team, who have driven our scientific, technical and operational expansion in the region, while remaining laser-focused on creating value for our customers.”

Over two decades, Covance has expanded its Asia-Pacific solutions, including non-clinical development, central laboratory services, clinical development and market access solutions. In 2018, Covance has enhanced its operations in China, India, Korea and Japan and deepened its expertise in key therapeutic areas, including oncology, NASH and cardiovascular outcomes. The recent additions of Chiltern and Sciformix have expanded its footprint in the region, specifically strengthening its clinical development, post-approval and pharmacovigilance offerings.

“With exceptional operational capabilities and wide global reach, Covance is one of the leading CROs globally and in Asia Pacific,” said Sanjeev Kumar, industry manager, Transformational Health, Frost & Sullivan. “The company has created a strong brand perception in the minds of customers, resulting in several long-term partnerships and alliances. Consistently providing local and multinational companies with regional knowledge, clinical laboratory testing services, safety and efficacy data for drug development, as well as commercialization solutions, Covance’s efforts in addressing customer needs through capacity development is reflected in its strong financial performance. These strategies demonstrate the company’s immense potential to continue its impressive progress in the growing Asia-Pacific market.”

About LabCorp

LabCorp (NYSE: LH), an S&P 500 company, is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster, and uses technology to improve the delivery of care. LabCorp reported net revenues of more than $10 billion for 2017. To learn more about LabCorp, visit, and to learn more about Covance Drug Development, visit

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-2018