The Excellence Rankings celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations in the industry. The programme provides a platform to recognise the people and companies that are driving change.

Our programme is designed to highlight excellence within the sector by looking at a range of corporate activities including deals, business projects and company initiatives, both internal and in the community.

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What is Business Expansion?

Business Expansion is one of our largest categories and looks at the core functions of business operations within the sector.

This consists of any projects that have expanded the company’s footprint in the sector, including: contract wins; launching in new territories; launching new product lines; the acquisition and expansion of facilities and real estate; acquisition of new machinery or other assets; improved logistics; partnerships; and significant staff increases.

Themes

During the research period the most common theme – unsurprisingly – within Business Expansion has been continued investment into Covid vaccine and drug development. The Messenger RNA technology is a source of hope to clinical research and trial organisations as well as the general public, as technology that might be applied to produce vaccines for other diseases as it has greatly shortened the time a vaccine needs to be developed and produced.

Significant investment also remains in the fields of cancer and Alzheimer’s drug development. This is unsurprising given the fact that cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the world, coming in second only after heart desease, while Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia.

Elsewhere a significant problem that still plagues the clinical trials field is inefficient trial and patient matching. Within Business Expansion we’ve seen companies trying to solve this problem by harnessing the power of AI and cloud technologies.

Digital solutions are also making a difference in trial management where companies have seen the advantages of such systems in improving the overall efficiency of research and trial organisations by preventing bottlenecks through automation.

Another key trend is the increased prevalence of pharmaceutical companies partnering with CRO organisations to outsource various stages of drug development in order to reduce costs.

Ranking Categories

The Partnership Expansion category consists of companies that have been cooperating with other organisations in carrying out research and development and other initiatives.


Portfolio Expansion highlights companies that have expanded their product or business portfolios through acquisitions.


This category highlights those companies that have expanded their geographical presence by expanding and investing in their network and facilities.


This category highlights the successful outsourcing of research to CRO organisations. Additionally this category includes companies that have enlarged their CRO service portfolio or the services offered by their dedicated clinical trial platform.


This category includes companies that have been recognised for their efforts in supporting Covid related research and development projects.


This category includes companies that have provided various services to DCT trial organisations. Trial decentralisation is a way for companies to reduce expenditure.


This category highlights companies that have supplied digital management solutions to clinical trial companies, and clinical trial companies that have invested in such solutions. A holistic management solution is a big step for clinical research companies and deals in this sector can really shape the industry for years to come.


This category highlights companies that have supplied digital management solutions to clinical trial companies, and clinical trial companies that have invested in such solutions. A holistic management solution is a big step for clinical research companies and deals in this sector can really shape the industry for years to come.


This category recognises IT companies supplying clinical trial organisations with digital patient recruitment platforms. The competitive nature of this area makes the successful marketing of such platforms a noteworthy achievement.