QuintilesIMS has been recognized by the 2016 Scrip Awards as the Best Full-service Provider Contract Research Organization (CRO). This marks the sixth time in the last eight years that the company has been honored with the CRO award. "We are delighted to receive this distinction once again this year," said Cynthia Verst, president, Clinical Operations, QuintilesIMS. "The Scrip Awards are among the most sought after in the biopharmaceutical industry, and we are extremely pleased to have been honored with this award. Being selected for this recognition reinforces the impact we have in the biopharmaceutical industry as well as the important role we serve in creating solutions that help our clients drive healthcare forward." The "Best Full-service Provider CRO" award acknowledges the critical role that CROs play in drug development and is judged on the full range of services provided by CRO companies. These criteria and services include the quality of relationships they have built with their clients as well as innovative approaches they leverage for data management and patient recruitment strategies. QuintilesIMS brings the ability to access vast amounts of complex healthcare data paired with sophisticated analytics and world-class science and therapeutic specialization expertise. Working alongside its clients, QuintilesIMS is focused on transforming clinical development by connecting healthcare data, new technologies, advanced methodologies and scientific expertise - capabilities that helped distinguish the company from a highly competitive field once again this year. An independent panel of 15 life sciences experts judges the nominations, making the Scrip Awards an important recognition of excellence in the biopharmaceutical industry. "Our judges felt QuintilesIMS was a worthy winner of this year's Best Contract Research Organization trophy, one of the most competitive categories at the Scrip Awards," said Mike Ward, global director of content for Informa Pharma Insights portfolio. "Despite plenty of competition, QuintilesIMS continues to set the pace."