Acurian Receives 2016 Lilly Global Supplier Award

Indianapolis, IN, June 6, 2016— Acurian Inc., a leading, full-service provider of global patient enrollment and retention solutions and a subsidiary of PPD, was selected by Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) for its 2016 Lilly Global Supplier Award. Lilly presented the award to Acurian in a ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Indianapolis on May 12.

The Lilly Global Supplier Award recognizes suppliers who have worked collaboratively to deliver a positive and measurable impact on Lilly’s corporate objectives and priorities. The annual award is given to suppliers who exemplify the delivery of quality, service, speed, total cost reduction and value.

“We are exceptionally honored to receive this award for the second time in the past five years,” said Roger Smith, Acurian senior vice president and general manager. “This award recognizes our company’s ability to provide enrollment solutions that are designed to increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of clinical development, without sacrificing the quality of trial data.”

About Acurian
Acurian, a subsidiary of PPD, is a leading full-service provider of clinical trial patient enrollment and retention solutions for the life sciences industry. The company increases the enrollment performance of investigator sites worldwide by identifying, contacting, prescreening and referring people who live in the local community but are unknown to a research site. As a result, trial sponsors complete enrollment without incurring the unexpected expense of adding sites or time.

About PPD
PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 46 countries and more than 15,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development to deliver life-changing therapies that improve health. For more information, visit

Scott Connor, vice president, marketing
Acurian, Inc.

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