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2021 Video Presentation

On behalf of all of us at Outsourced Pharma and Life Science Leader, we would like to extend a sincere congratulations to the 2021 CMO Leadership Award winners. Louis Garguilo, Chief Editor of Outsourced Pharma, shares a special message with winning companies and their employees - who’s hard work and dedication helped them achieve high ratings from their customers.

 

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 Outsourced Pharma developed the CMO Leadership Awards in 2011. We think sponsor company opinions are important and credible — that’s why the awards are based on customer feedback. Winning CMOs are chosen through impartial market research based on feedback from sponsor companies that utilize outsourcing services.

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

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2021 Winners

2021 Winners By Category & Respondent Group

CDMOs 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).

 

Top Performers

Overall

  • AbbVie
  • Fareva
  • STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec Company
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Sanofi Active Ingredients
  • Samsung Biologics
  • Recipharm

Big Pharma

  • AbbVie
  • Sanofi Active Ingredients
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Samsung Biologics
  • Hetero

Small Pharma

  • Cambrex
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec Company
  • Recipharm

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Cambrex
  • Lonza AG
  • WuXi Biologics
  • Evonik Corporation
  • Celltrion
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Sandoz

Big Pharma

  • WuXi Biologics
  • Siegfried AG
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Lonza AG
  • Recipharm
  • Celltrion
  • FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

Small Pharma

  • AbbVie
  • Lonza AG
  • Piramal Pharma Solutions
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Top Performers

Overall

  • AbbVie
  • Fareva
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Cambrex
  • Sanofi Active Ingredients
  • STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec Company
  • Lonza AG

Big Pharma

  • AbbVie
  • Sanofi Active Ingredients
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH

Small Pharma

  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Cambrex
  • STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec Company
  • Recipharm
  • Piramal Pharma Solutions
  • AMRI

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Evonik Corporation
  • Recipharm
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Rentschler Biopharma SE
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Celltrion

Big Pharma

  • Lonza AG
  • Siegfried AG
  • WuXi Biologics
  • Samsung Biologics
  • Evotec
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH

Small Pharma

  • Lonza AG
  • AbbVie
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Millipore Sigma

Top Performers

Overall

  • AbbVie
  • Evonik Corporation
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Cambrex

Big Pharma

  • AbbVie
  • Hetero
  • Sanofi Active Ingredients
  • Pfizer CentreOne

Small Pharma

  • Cambrex
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Recipharm
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • AMRI
  • STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec Company

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Lonza AG
  • Sanofi Active Ingredients
  • STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec Company
  • Samsung Biologics
  • Recipharm
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Sandoz
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Orion Corporation
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • WuXi Biologics

Big Pharma

  • Samsung Biologics
  • WuXi Biologics
  • Lonza AG
  • Jubilant HollisterStier
  • Siegfried AG
  • Evotec
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH

Small Pharma

  • Piramal Pharma Solutions
  • Lonza AG
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • AbbVie
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Evonik Corporation
  • Millipore Sigma

 

Top Performers

Overall

  • AbbVie
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Evonik Corporation
  • Sanofi Active Ingredients
  • Cambrex

Big Pharma

  • AbbVie
  • Sanofi Active Ingredients
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Hetero
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH

Small Pharma

  • Recipharm
  • Cambrex
  • AbbVie
  • STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec Company
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec Company
  • Sandoz
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Recipharm
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Celltrion
  • Lonza AG

Big Pharma

  • Celltrion
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Lonza AG
  • WuXi Biologics
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH

Small Pharma

  • AMRI
  • Piramal Pharma Solutions
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Evonik Corporation
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Millipore Sigma

 

Top Performers

Overall

  • AbbVie
  • Corden Pharma
  • Sandoz
  • Pfizer CentreOne

Big Pharma

  • AbbVie
  • Sanofi Active Ingredients
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Samsung Biologics

Small Pharma

  • Cambrex
  • STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec Company
  • AMRI
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Recipharm
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • AbbVie

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories - Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
  • STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec Company
  • Sanofi Active Ingredients
  • IDT Biologika
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • WuXi Biologics
  • Rentschler Biopharma SE
  • Samsung Biologics
  • Evonik Corporation

Big Pharma

  • Hetero
  • WuXi Biologics
  • FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • Siegfried AG
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Lonza AG

Small Pharma

  • Piramal Pharma Solutions
  • Lonza AG
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • WuXi Biologics

 

Top Performers

Overall

  • AbbVie
  • Pfizer CentreOne

Big Pharma

  • Hetero
  • AbbVie
  • Sanofi Active Ingredients
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH

Small Pharma

  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Cambrex
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Recipharm
  • STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec Company

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Recipharm
  • Sanofi Active Ingredients
  • STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec Company
  • Samsung Biologics
  • IDT Biologika
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Evonik Corporation
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Evotec
  • Lonza AG
  • Sandoz
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • WuXi Biologics
  • Cambrex
  • Fareva
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing

Big Pharma

  • Samsung Biologics
  • WuXi Biologics
  • Siegfried AG
  • Lonza AG
  • Recipharm
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Small Pharma

  • Evotec
  • AbbVie
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • AMRI
  • Catalent
  • Lonza AG

The Publication

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

The most recent awards supplement was published in March 2021.

 

Core Award Categories


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

Specialty Award Categories


1. Accessible Senior Management
2. Innovation
3. On Time Delivery
4. Reputation
5. Right the First Time
6. State-of-the-Art
7. Strength of Science

2021 CMO Leadership Awards Issue

Survey Methodology: ISR's Contract Manufacturing Quality Benchmarking research is conducted annually via an online survey. For the 2021 CMO Leadership Awards, more than 70 CMOs were evaluated on 23 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 CMOs. 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. CMOs must meet the minimum threshold of customer survey responses to be eligible for an award.

 

The CMO Leadership Awards Ceremony & Reception is not associated with DCAT or DCAT Week.

The CMO Leadership Awards recognize top outsourcing partners, determined by feedback from sponsor companies who outsource manufacturing. The awards are presented by Life Science Leader, Outsourced Pharma, and Industry Standard Research. 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. Outsourced Pharma provides comprehensive analysis and exclusive content from thought leaders for the advancement of global outsourcing of drug development and manufacturing. 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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