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2022 CMO Leadership Awards

2022 CMO Leadership Awards


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Angel Clark

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 CDMOs Recognized for Service and Leadership 

Pharma and biotech customers select service providers for excellence in capabilities, expertise, quality, compatibility, reliability, and service


Cranberry, PA (March 1, 2022)Life Science Leader and Outsourced Pharma today announced the winners of the 2022 CMO Leadership Awards, an honor that spotlights excellence in Capabilities, Expertise, Quality, Compatibility, Reliability, and Service.

“For over a decade, these awards have proven most meaningful for biopharma organizations striving to obtain optimal outcomes from their outsourcing activities,” said Louis Garguilo, Chief Editor and Conference Chair, Outsourced Pharma. “Our research arm, Industry Standard Research (ISR), which only surveys drug sponsors who have worked recently with specific CDMOs, ensures the validity of these results. Our winners will be the champions of outsourcing.”

ISR’s Contract Manufacturing Quality Benchmarking research is conducted annually via an online survey. For the 2022 CMO Awards data, 83 contract manufacturers were evaluated on 23 different performance metrics. Research participants were recruited from biopharmaceutical companies of all sizes and were screened for decision-making influence and authority when it comes to working with contract manufacturing suppliers. Respondents only evaluated companies with which they have worked on an outsourced project within the past 18 months. CMOs can be recognized in six core categories by three groups of respondents–Big Pharma, Small Pharma, and Overall (combined Big and Small Pharma). This respondent breakdown allows readers to see which CMOs score positively by the group that matches their own company. However, if a CMO scores positively by multiple respondent groups in the same core category, they are still recognized as winning only one award in that category.

The CMO Leadership Award accolade is valued among contract manufacturers. Many biopharma organizations employ the winner list when seeking outsourcing partners, especially as they look to overcome pandemic hurdles, supply chain challenges, and advancing demands of new platforms and technologies.

“Any industry recognition is great, but this award is particularly significant because the recognition is based on customer feedback,” explained Stuart Needleman, CCO, Chief Patient Centricity Officer, at Piramal Pharma Solutions. “The fact that our business partners are recognizing us for excellence in capabilities, compatibility, expertise, quality, and reliability shows that our efforts to be customer-centric are paying dividends.”

For more information on the CMO Leaderships Awards, visit


About Life Science Leader

Life Science Leader magazine is an essential business journal for life science executives who work for everything from emerging biotechs to Big Pharma. Our content is designed to inform readers of industry best practices and motivate them to implement those practices in their businesses. Each month, Life Science Leader features interviews with executives from the leading pharma and biotech companies, including Pfizer, Merck, Daiichi Sankyo, Genentech, Genzyme, Eli Lilly, and Janssen, as well as the FDA and more. For more information, visit the magazine’s website at or email


About Outsourced Pharma

Outsourced Pharma is an online publication and events organization devoted to drug development and manufacturing outsourcing. We provide biotechnology and pharmaceutical professionals with exclusive content covering best practices and unique analysis and featuring interviews with executives and other supply chain leaders from all areas of the drug industry. Readers learn of new trends, and how to optimize outcomes with their CDMOs and other partners. For more information, visit the Outsourced Pharma website at or email


About Industry Standard Research

Industry Standard Research is the premier, full-service market research provider to the pharma and pharma services industries. With over a decade of experience, ISR delivers an unmatched level of domain expertise. For more information about ISR’s off-the-shelf intelligence and custom research offerings, please visit the company’s website at or follow ISR on Twitter @ISRreports.

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