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PPD Named ‘Best Vaccine CRO of the Year’ in Asia-Pacific

WILMINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPD) was named “Best Vaccine CRO of the Year” at the Asia-Pacific Vaccine Excellence Awards 2021 for its strong presence, extensive experience and quality delivery in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

The award recognizes the contract research organization (CRO) operating within Asia that has engaged in substantial efforts to innovate, optimize processes and uphold a high level of efficacy, quality and safety in vaccine development and manufacturing.

PPD accepted the award during a virtual ceremony at the third annual Vaccine World Asia Congress 2021, which attracted hundreds of representatives from Asia's top vaccine and supply chain companies.

“This vaccine award further exemplifies PPD’s commitment to provide effective site management and ensure quality delivery, which has contributed to our industry reputation as a global leader,” said Les Enterline, senior vice president, global therapeutic unit head, vaccines. “We continue to leverage technology and implement best practices to help our customers move vaccines forward. PPD’s extensive pandemic experience also has assisted in developing leading approaches to help accelerate COVID-19 vaccines​.”

The Vaccine World Asia Congress is a vaccine-focused platform in Asia that brings together global partners and regional stakeholders to leverage partnership opportunities, discuss technological advancements and spearhead scientific innovation.

PPD continues to expand in APAC to serve local and global customers, with operations across the region. PPD provides a broad range of Phase I-IV services in APAC, including clinical monitoring, project management, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, data management and patient recruitment.

Earlier this year, PPD opened its new multipurpose laboratory in Suzhou, China, to support Western and China-based pharmaceutical and biotech companies managing China research studies. The 67,000-square-foot facility in the Suzhou New District, Jiangsu Province, offers bioanalytical, biomarker and vaccine laboratory services to support discovery research and clinical trials across all phases of pharmaceutical development. The lab also supplements the company’s Shanghai central lab, which was established in 2015.

About PPD

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our customers and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With more than 30,000 professionals worldwide, PPD has conducted clinical trials in more than 100 countries to help customers deliver life-changing therapies to improve health. We apply innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value. For more information, visit

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Last Updated: 02-Dec-2021