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2020 Global Contract Research Organizations Company of the Year Award

Covance Acclaimed by Frost & Sullivan for Its Unmatched Breadth of Services to Support Resilient Clinical Trials

Covance enhances patient recruitment by employing LabCorp’s synergies and patient data for deeper visibility into test patterns and patient groups

Based on its recent analysis of the global contract research organization (CRO) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Covance, Inc. (Covance) with the 2020 Global Company of the Year Award. As LabCorp’s Drug Development business, Covance has developed synergies with its parent company and built technology-enabled solutions to assist clients with drug discovery and development across all therapeutic areas. Its robust supply chain and logistical capabilities help scale-up and efficiently manage material handling to provide clients with customized solutions, particularly for biologics drug development.

Spearheading a decentralized trial model to facilitate seamless clinical trials, Covance integrates digital technologies, remote monitoring, and telemedicine services into its powerful proprietary clinical trial platform. It offers several patient-centric solutions, such as direct-to-patient services and digital solutions to strengthen patient retention, safety, patient engagement, and patient experience to support ongoing and new research programs. By capturing real-time and robust patient data, Covance guides clinical decisions, reduces costs and errors, and accelerates the drug’s time-to-market.

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“Covance developed highly coordinated COVID-19 Response Teams to expedite clients’ COVID-19 drug and vaccine development initiatives. By connecting pharmaceutical clients to the right personnel, it allows them to move between development stages rapidly,” said Supriya Lala Kundu, Best Practices Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “Accessing LabCorp’s Patient Direct, a database of consented, pre-screened patients meeting specific inclusion/exclusion criteria, Covance conducts targeted patient recruitment. Furthermore, it draws on its deep expertise in antiviral drugs and vaccines as well as partners with biopharmaceutical companies to develop treatment and vaccines for COVID-19 through improved detection methods.”

At the beginning of June, Covance launched, an online site designed to help people find information on how to participate in United States-based COVID-19 studies. The site notifies potential participants of Covance’s studies in their area and other studies included in Covance also supports its customers with a proactive crisis management plan to support their existing patient programs and prevent uninterrupted patient access. Additionally, a cross-functional team with business continuity expertise evaluates risk, develops mitigation strategies, and establishes action plans to minimize country-, project- and site-specific challenges for high-risk project delivery;

“Covance views its real-world data, modeling/analytics, and patient insights as essential to improving patient recruitment and retention. It uniquely combines one of the world’s largest sources of de-identified lab results and patient intelligence data with investigator performance data to provide insights to increase efficiencies in clinical drug development,” noted Kundu. “Ultimately, its spectrum of services, geographic footprint, and ability to handle risks effectively helps providers bring treatments faster to the patients.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents a Company of the Year award to the organization that demonstrates excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation in its field. The award recognizes a high degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analyses, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

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