Drug giant Pfizer has picked international research organization as the recipient of its 2008 Development Operations’ Strategic Supplier Excellence award.

Quintiles is one of the world’s largest provider of research and other services to life science and pharmaceutical firms. It works with Pfizer on data management largely in South Africa and India.

The award honors Pfizer suppliers for performance in quality, services deliver and reliability, innovation and business processes, and customer service and responsiveness.

“Quintiles has consistently demonstrated superior performance and partnership by working to reduce timelines and streamline processes, adding high value to the Data Management business,” said Rob Goodwin, vice president of Global Clinical Data Services for Pfizer.