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2023 Awards Ceremony

On behalf of all of us at Outsourced Pharma and Life Science Leader, we would like to extend a sincere congratulations to the 2023 CDMO Leadership Award winners. Check out reels from our last awards ceremony where we gathered to celebrate quality pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.

In this video, Outsourced Pharma Chief Editor, Louis Garguilo, and Life Science Connect Director of Strategic Partnerships, Cory Coleman, give our followers and live attendees a quick background on the history and purpose of the CDMO Leadership Awards program as they get ready to begin the live awards presentation at The POOL in March 2023. Thanks to our sponsors Federal Equipment Company, Cytiva, CAI, and IPS for helping make this awards ceremony and reception possible.

If you want to see the full awards presentation, visit our Presentation section.

 

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

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

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2023 Winners

The Presentation

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Award recipients are recognized during a ceremony, after which we enjoy great food, drink, and company. Research participants, winning CDMOs, and other industry stakeholders are invited to attend.

 
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2023 Awards Ceremony

In March 2023, Outsourced Pharma, Life Science Leader, and ISR Reports were able to bring back their in-person celebration of their annual CDMO Leadership Awards. Louis Garguilo, Chief Editor of Outsourced Pharma, hosted the event. Now available on-demand — check out the presentation and recognition of the 2023 CDMO Leadership Award winners. Thanks to our sponsors Federal Equipment Company, Cytiva, CAI, and IPS for helping make this awards ceremony and reception possible.

2023 Winners By Category & Respondent Group

CDMOs have an opportunity to win in each category in up to three groups of outsourcing respondents—Big Pharma, Small Pharma, and Overall (combined Big and Small Pharma). We also recognize those companies that scored one 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

  • Samsung Biologics
  • Sandoz
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Olon
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • ChemPartner

Big Pharma

  • Samsung Biologics
  • Sandoz
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH

Small Pharma

  • Samsung Biologics

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Hovione
  • Axplora
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Carbogen Amcis
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • IDT Biologika
  • Rentschler Biopharma SE
  • EUROAPI, formerly Sanofi
  • Quotient Sciences
  • FAMAR
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • AbbVie
  • Siegfried Holding AG
  • Evonik
  • EVOTEC
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Lonza
  • WuXi Biologics
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing

Big Pharma

  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • Carbogen Amcis
  • WuXi STA, a subsidiary of WuXi AppTec
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • Lonza
  • AbbVie
  • Wuxi Biologics

Small Pharma

  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Almac Group
  • Quotient Sciences
  • AbbVie
  • Catalent
  • MilliporeSigma
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • EVOTEC
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • CordenPharma
  • WuXi Biologics

Champions

Overall

  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Rentschler Biopharma SE
  • Hovione
  • Olon
  • ChemPartner
  • Samsung Biologics
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH

Big Pharma

  • Sandoz
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • FAMAR
  • IDT Biologika
  • Sandoz
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Evonik
  • Quotient Sciences
  • Axplora
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • Almac Group
  • EVOTEC
  • AbbVie
  • Siegfried Holding AG
  • Carbogen Amcis
  • MilliporeSigma
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

Big Pharma

  • Samsung Biologics
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Siegfried Holding AG
  • Lonza

Small Pharma

  • Samsung Biologics
  • Almac Group
  • AbbVie
  • Quotient Sciences
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • EVOTEC
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Catalent
  • CordenPharma
  • Cambrex

Champions

Overall

  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • ChemPartner
  • Hovione
  • Olon
  • Carbogen Amcis
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Axplora

Big Pharma

  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Siegfried Holding AG
  • FAMAR
  • IDT Biologika
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • AbbVie
  • Quotient Sciences
  • Evonik
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • EUROAPI, formerly Sanofi
  • Samsung Biologics
  • EVOTEC
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Lonza
  • Almac Group

Big Pharma

  • Carbogen Amcis
  • Siegfried Holding AG
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Sandoz
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • AbbVie
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Samsung Biologics
  • Lonza
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing

Small Pharma

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • CordenPharma
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Quotient Sciences
  • Almac Group
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • MilliporeSigma
  • AbbVie
  • EVOTEC
  • Cambrex
  • Samsung Biologics
  • Lonza
  • Catalent

 

Champions

Overall

  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Samsung Biologics
  • Olon

Big Pharma

  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Samsung Biologics
  • Sandoz
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH

Small Pharma

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • FAMAR
  • Sandoz
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Hovione
  • Carbogen Amcis
  • Siegfried Holding AG
  • IDT Biologika
  • AbbVie
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Evonik
  • Lonza
  • Almac Group
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • ChemPartner

Big Pharma

  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • AbbVie
  • Carbogen Amcis
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • Siegfried Holding AG
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Lonza

Small Pharma

  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Almac Group
  • Samsung Biologics
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Catalent
  • EVOTEC
  • CordenPharma
  • Cambrex
  • Lonza
  • Quotient Sciences
  • MilliporeSigma
  • AbbVie

 

Champions

Overall

  • Samsung Biologics
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Olon
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Sandoz

Big Pharma

  • Samsung Biologics
  • Sandoz
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions

Small Pharma

  • GSK Contract Manufacturing

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Hovione
  • Carbogen Amcis
  • IDT Biologika
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • FAMAR
  • AbbVie
  • Evonik
  • ChemPartner
  • Almac Group
  • Siegfried Holding AG
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Lonza
  • Rentschler Biopharma SE
  • EVOTEC
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

Big Pharma

  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Carbogen Amcis
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Lonza
  • AbbVie
  • Siegfried Holding AG
  • WuXi STA, a subsidiary of WuXi AppTec

Small Pharma

  • Samsung Biologics
  • Almac Group
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Quotient Sciences
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • AbbVie
  • Catalent
  • EVOTEC
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

 

Champions

Overall

  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • ChemPartner
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Axplora

Big Pharma

  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH

Small Pharma

  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Cambrex

Exceeded Customer Expectations

Overall

  • Hovione
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • Alcami
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • AbbVie
  • Samsung Biologics
  • EUROAPI, formerly Sanofi
  • EVOTEC
  • FAMAR
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Cambrex
  • Carbogen Amcis
  • Siegfried Holding AG
  • Lonza
  • Rentschler Biopharma SE

Big Pharma

  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • Pfizer CentreOne
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH
  • Siegfried Holding AG
  • AbbVie
  • MilliporeSigma
  • GSK Contract Manufacturing
  • Samsung Biologics

Small Pharma

  • Samsung Biologics
  • EVOTEC
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • Catalent
  • AbbVie
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Lonza
  • Almac Group
  • CordenPharma
  • Alcami

The Publication

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

The most recent awards supplement was published in March 2023.

 

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

2023 CMO Leadership Awards Issue

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Survey Methodology: ISR's Contract Manufacturing Quality Benchmarking research is conducted annually via an online survey. For the 2023 CDMO Leadership Awards, 72 CDMOs 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 CDMOs. 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. CDMOs must meet the minimum threshold of customer survey responses to be eligible for an award.

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

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