Abbott Laboratories Receives First Place in ACRP-Avoca Sponsor Quality Awards

Abbott Laboratories was recognized with the first-ever ACRP-Avoca Sponsor Quality Award today during the ACRP-Avoca Awards and Recognition Ceremony taking place at the ACRP 2018 annual meeting.

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals and The Avoca Group jointly recognized leading sponsors at the event.

The following ACRP-Avoca Sponsor Quality Awards were announced:

  • First Place – Abbott Laboratories
  • Second Place (Tie) – Eli Lilly and Sanofi
  • Third Place – Merck & Co

Finalists for the ACRP-Avoca Quality Awards were chosen by investigational sites through a research study conducted by The Avoca Group over an eight-week period in early 2018.

In this research, investigational sites were asked to rate sponsor attributes aligned to quality outcomes. Specifically, functional attributes that support quality into design, execution, and oversight of clinical trials, as well as soft-skill areas such as communication and partnership.

“We congratulate all the finalists for having proven their ability to work effectively with investigate sites. This includes their ability to appreciate site operations, manage relationships, and ensure high-quality CRA support,” says Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director. “Recognition of quality partners in the clinical trial community greatly supports our mission to promote excellence in clinical research.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with ACRP and to give investigational sites a platform to recognize organizations who provide high-quality support in the clinical research process,” says Patricia Leuchten, CEO of The Avoca Group.

“Continued collaboration between sites, sponsors, and CROs, will yield long-term, positive impact on the quality and execution of clinical trials.”

About The Avoca Group

The Avoca Group, whose clients include top five pharmaceutical companies and global contract research organizations (CROs), is a driving force in creating innovative solutions for improving quality and compliance in clinical research. For over 20 years, the company has served the life sciences industry with the mission to positively impact every clinical trial conducted in the world. In 2011, the Avoca Quality Consortium®, a member-based pre-competitive collaborative, sponsored by Pfizer and Lilly, was formed. Members include more than 85 pharma, biotech, and clinical service providers. Learn more about The Avoca Group at and on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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