Pharmaceutical services giant Quintiles and its founder and executive chairman, Dennis Gillings, have won international awards judged by a panel of 16 life sciences experts.
Gillings received the SCRIP Lifetime Achievement Award handed out at an awards ceremony in London Wednesday by Scrip Intelligence, an international pharmaceutical industry news-and-analysis organization.
Durham-based Quintiles, meanwhile, was named "CRO (contract research organization) of the Year" at the SCRIP Awards. Quintiles has won the award three times in the past four years.
"It is humbling to be recognized by this prestigious panel, and I share this with Quintiles' employees, past and present, around the world who make our company what it is today," Gillings said in a statement.
Privately held Quintiles generated more than $3 billion in revenue last year and has 27,000 employees worldwide, including about 2,000 in the Triangle.