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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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2020 Winners

2020 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). New for 2020 - we will also be recognizing those companies that scored ½ standard deviation or more above the weighted average in each of the core categories. You will see these companies noted as the Champions.

 

Champions

Overall

  • Evonik Corporation
  • 3M
  • WuXi STA, STA Pharmaceutical a WuXi AppTec company
  • AbbVie
  • Grifols International
  • Samsung BioLogics
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH

Big Pharma

  • 3M
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • AbbVie

Small Pharma

  • 3M
  • AbbVie
  • WuXi STA, STA Pharmaceutical a WuXi AppTec company
  • CEPiA Sanofi

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • KBI Biopharma
  • Avid Bioservices
  • Almac Group
  • Lonza AG
  • WuXi Biologics
  • Aenova
  • Hovione
  • Reddy’s CPS
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Bachem
  • Wockhardt
  • Sandoz
  • Luina Bio
  • CEPiA Sanofi
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Olon S.p.A.
  • IDT Biologika
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Orion Corporation

Big Pharma

  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Lonza AG
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Samsung BioLogics
  • WuXi Biologics
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Reddy’s CPS
  • Almac Group
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Siegfried AG
  • IDT Biologika
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Orion Corporation
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Sandoz

Small Pharma

  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Reddy’s CPS
  • Lonza AG
  • Cambrex
  • Almac Group
  • Sandoz
  • Rentschler
  • Novasep
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Syngene International

Champions

Overall

  • Evonik Corporation
  • 3M
  • AbbVie

Small Pharma

  • 3M
  • AbbVie
  • Syngene International

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Lonza AG
  • WuXi STA, STA Pharmaceutical a WuXi AppTec company
  • Luina Bio
  • Almac Group
  • Hovione
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Samsung BioLogics
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Bachem
  • WuXi Biologics
  • CEPiA Sanofi
  • PCI Pharma Services
  • Grifols International
  • Cambrex
  • Syngene International Limited
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Avid Bioservices
  • IDT Biologika
  • Sandoz
  • FAREVA

Big Pharma

  • Lonza AG
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • MilliporeSigma
  • AbbVie
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • WuXi Biologics
  • 3M
  • Almac Group
  • Samsung BioLogics
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Siegfried AG
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • Sandoz
  • PCI Pharma Services
  • Reddy’s CPS
  • Pfizer CentreOne

Small Pharma

  • CEPiA Sanofi
  • Rentschler
  • Cambrex
  • Almac Group
  • Lonza AG
  • WuXi STA, STA Pharmaceutical a WuXi AppTec company
  • PCI Pharma Services
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Hovione
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH

Champions

Overall

  • Evonik Corporation
  • Grifols International
  • Avid Bioservices
  • 3M
  • AbbVie
  • Hovione

Big Pharma

  • AbbVie

Small Pharma

  • 3M
  • AbbVie
  • Lonza AG
  • CEPiA Sanofi
  • Sandoz

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Bachem
  • Lonza AG
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Orion Corporation
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • WuXi STA, STA Pharmaceutical a WuXi AppTec company
  • Sandoz
  • Almac Group
  • Wockhardt
  • Reddy’s CPS
  • CEPiA Sanofi
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Luina Bio
  • IDT Biologika
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • WuXi Biologics
  • Cambrex
  • PCI Pharma Services

Big Pharma

  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Orion Corporation
  • Reddy’s CPS
  • WuXi Biologics
  • 3M
  • Lonza AG
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Almac Group
  • Siegfried AG
  • Sandoz
  • PCI Pharma Services
  • IDT Biologika

Small Pharma

  • CordenPharma International
  • Syngene International
  • Reddy’s CPS
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Cambrex
  • WuXi STA, STA Pharmaceutical a WuXi AppTec company
  • Almac Group
  • Novasep
  • Hovione
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Rentschler
  • PCI Pharma Services

 

Champions

Overall

  • Evonik Corporation
  • AbbVie

Big Pharma

  • AbbVie

Small Pharma

  • AbbVie
  • 3M
  • Lonza AG
  • Sandoz

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Hovione
  • Lonza AG
  • Almac Group
  • Aenova
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Samsung BioLogics
  • WuXi STA, STA Pharmaceutical a WuXi AppTec company
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Olon S.p.A.
  • 3M
  • Sandoz
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Bachem
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • PCI Pharma Services
  • Siegfried AG
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • Grifols International
  • Novasep
  • WuXi Biologics
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Cambrex

Big Pharma

  • MilliporeSigma
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Siegfried AG
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Almac Group
  • Lonza AG
  • Samsung BioLogics
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • WuXi Biologics
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Reddy’s CPS
  • Sandoz

Small Pharma

  • Almac Group
  • CEPiA Sanofi
  • PCI Pharma Services
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Novasep
  • Hovione
  • WuXi STA, STA Pharmaceutical a WuXi AppTec company
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Rentschler
  • Cambrex
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • CordenPharma International

 

Champions

Overall

  • Evonik Corporation
  • WuXi STA, STA Pharmaceutical a WuXi AppTec company
  • AbbVie
  • 3M
  • Samsung BioLogics

Big Pharma

  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • AbbVie

Small Pharma

  • 3M
  • AbbVie

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Lonza AG
  • Luina Bio
  • Almac Group
  • Hovione
  • Grifols International
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Bachem
  • WuXi Biologics
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • Sandoz
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Reddy’s CPS
  • Aenova
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Olon S.p.A.
  • FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • Siegfried AG
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Cambrex
  • Avid Bioservices

Big Pharma

  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Samsung BioLogics
  • MilliporeSigma
  • WuXi Biologics
  • Lonza AG
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Reddy’s CPS
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Almac Group
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Sandoz
  • 3M
  • Siegfried AG
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Small Pharma

  • WuXi STA, STA Pharmaceutical a WuXi AppTec company
  • Lonza AG
  • CEPiA Sanofi
  • Rentschler
  • Almac Group
  • Sandoz
  • Cambrex
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • PCI Pharma Services
  • Reddy’s CPS
  • Hovione
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Novasep
  • Recipharm AB

 

Champions

Overall

  • Evonik Corporation
  • Avid Bioservices
  • Grifols International
  • 3M
  • AbbVie
  • Wockhardt
  • Luina Bio

Big Pharma

  • AbbVie
  • Siegfried AG

Small Pharma

  • 3M
  • CEPiA Sanofi
  • AbbVie
  • Cambrex

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • CEPiA Sanofi
  • Hovione
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • CordenPharma International
  • Pii
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Orion Corporation
  • Cambrex
  • Siegfried AG
  • Lonza AG
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Sandoz
  • WuXi STA, STA Pharmaceutical a WuXi AppTec company
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • PCI Pharma Services
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • WuXi Biologics
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Rentschler
  • Samsung BioLogics
  • Bachem

Big Pharma

  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Orion Corporation
  • Sandoz
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Lonza AG
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • MilliporeSigma
  • WuXi Biologics
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • CEPiA Sanofi
  • PCI Pharma Services
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Samsung BioLogics

Small Pharma

  • Rentschler
  • Hovione
  • Reddy’s CPS
  • CordenPharma International
  • Syngene International
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Lonza AG
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Recipharm AB
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • PCI Pharma Services

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 April 2020.

 

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

2020 CMO Leadership Awards supplement

Survey Methodology: ISR's Contract Manufacturing Quality Benchmarking research is conducted annually via an online survey. For the 2020 CMO Leadership Awards, more than 125 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.

2020 CMO Leadership Award Sponsors

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 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. 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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