ICON awarded for capabilities and innovations in successful drug development and patient recruitment

Dublin, Ireland, 5 December 2019 – ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR) a leading global provider of drug and medical device development and commercialisation services, has won Best Contract Research Organisation – Full-Service Providers at the 2019 Scrip Awards, which took place in London on 4 December.

The Scrip Awards honour the industry’s highest-achieving individuals and organisations, with the Best Contract Research Organisation acknowledging the critical role that CROs play in drug development. ICON was selected by a panel of senior industry experts from around the world, as the best CRO according to the following criteria:

  • The capabilities and strengths offered
  • Deliverable results that exceed sponsor expectations
  • Innovations in patient recruitment strategy brought to their partners
  • Improved performance in quality of data, timelines and transparency
  • Steps taken towards streamlining data collection and reporting

“ICON is honoured to have been named as the Best Contract Research Organisation – Full-Service Providers at the Scrip 2019 awards. This achievement completes a strong year for ICON, with over 12 high profile industry awards. We are very proud to be recognised for our notable developments in patient, site and data solutions, innovation in trial design and real world evidence,” commented Steve Cutler, ICON’s Chief Executive Officer.

A full list of ICON’s industry awards can be viewed at www.iconplc.com/awards

About ICON plc

ICON plc is a global provider of drug and device development and commercialisation services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations. 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 99 locations in 40 countries and has approximately 15,000 employees.

Further information is available at www.iconplc.com.

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