PPD (Nasdaq: PPDI) is the contract research organization of the year, says Scrips which handed out its annual life science awards on Wednesday in London.

The international news and other services firm also picked PPD, which is based in Wilmington, for its top technology award.

Novartis, which operates a large production plant and research facility in Holly Springs, earned three honors, including executive of the year for its CEO.

Steve Burrill, meanwhile, received the lifetime achievement honor. Burrill and his investment firm have been active in the Research Triangle market.

For details about all the awards, read here.

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