Wilmington—Pharmaceutical Product Development, (PPD) was named the Best Contract Research Organization (CRO) at the 9th Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards at the World Vaccine Congress 2016. The ViE awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of leaders who continually set standards of excellence and advocacy in the vaccine industry.

Bill Sharbaugh, PPD’s chief operating officer, said in a statement, “PPD has more than 25 years of experience in providing a full range of vaccine testing services. This honor recognizes the expertise of our dedicated team members, who are experts and thought leaders in their individual disciplines and involved in establishing best practices for national and international regulatory organizations.”

PPD Laboratories’ vaccines sciences lab has worked on 12 vaccines approved by regulators and provides comprehensive development and testing services of vaccines.

The World Vaccine Congress is an annual gathering of the global vaccine industry to discuss commercial and scientific issues involving regulation, strategy, manufacturing, trials, partnering, influenza, cancer, emerging diseases and veterinary vaccines.