ICON Honoured as Contract Services Company at the Pharma Industry Awards


Dublin, Ireland, 17th October 2016 – ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR) a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced that it has been awarded Contract Services Company of the Year at the annual Pharma Industry Awards, which took place in Dublin on October 13th.

The Pharma Industry Awards is the premier awards ceremony for recognising and celebrating the most original and innovative individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence in the Irish Pharma sector. ICON received three nominations for the 2016 awards:

  • Best Contract Services Company
  • Best R&D Achievement, which featured ICON’s Patient Portal
  • Pharma Industry Company of the Year

Commenting on the award, ICON’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Steve Cutler, said “We are delighted to be honoured as the industry’s best contract services company for 2016. Over the past year we have continued to work hard to provide our clients with the best solutions and expertise to help them develop their products more efficiently and also drive their commercial success. It is very pleasing to see the efforts of our employees being rewarded.”

Full details of the Pharma Industry Awards can be viewed at http://pharmaawards.ie/

About ICON plc
ICON plc is a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The company specialises in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development - from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ICON currently, operates from 89 locations in 37 countries and has approximately 12,300 employees.

Further information is available at www.iconplc.com     

ICON Media Contact

Camille Frederix
Weber Shandwick
+44 (0) 207 067 0272
cfrederix@webershandwick.com

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