PPD Named ‘Most Innovative CRO’ by Triangle Business Journal
Honors PPD’s development and implementation of innovative customer solutions during COVID-19 pandemic
WILMINGTON, N.C. (May 27, 2021) –
PPD’s significant investments to expand capabilities for patient recruitment for clinical trials, investigator sites, laboratories, real-world evidence generation and technology solutions positioned the company, during the pandemic, to successfully provide continuity for customers’ ongoing trials and to start new trials. PPD enrolled more than 80,000 patients in COVID-19 trials and played a key role in helping clients develop COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics.
PPD also extended its digital clinical trials solutions to ensure patients and investigators could continue participating in trials, with electronic Clinical Outcome Assessments (eCOAs), remote eConsent, direct to/from patient models, home health care and nursing, wearables, telemedicine and remote monitoring.
“Recognizing early on that digital and decentralized solutions would increase trial access for patients and make it easier for them to participate, we invested in building a team of experts to design, configure and implement digitally enabled or decentralized trials,” said
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The business journal has also named
PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our customers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 47 countries and more than 27,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help customers bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value in delivering life-changing therapies to improve health. For more information, visit www.ppd.com.
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