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GDS International Announces ‘Industry Leader of the Year” Award at its Fourth European Pharmac
4th December 2012, Milan, ITALY: Last month, 55 of Europe’s biggest players attended the most disruptive event of the year – GDS International’s fourth Next Generation Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery summit, in Milan, Italy.
Selected as the winners by a panel of 20 senior executives from the R&D functions of global biopharma companies, Paul O’Riordan - CEO of Synexa Life Sciences, and Henning Steinhagen - SVP Head of Global Drug Discovery for Grünenthal, emerged the winners of this year’s 'Industry Leader of the Year' award for their pioneering new practices within the industry.
Synexa was awarded the title for their industry-leading approach to providing biopharma clients with biomarker expertise, analysis and insight; whilst Grünenthal was selected for their reorganization and strategy implementation for global chemistry outsourcing, and creating a new biology platform directed to immuno-inflammatory research.
Synexa's CEO, Paul O'Riordan, said: "This award is a tremendous acknowledgment of the hard work we have put in over the past ten years to develop a biomarker services offering that our clients find really useful. To be honoured in this way by the very clients we strive to satisfy is humbling and extremely rewarding. We will use this vote of confidence to continue pushing boundaries in both the science and business of biomarkers."
He continues: “I thought the conference was fantastic. I had some reservations, but the event well exceeded my expectations. The networking opportunities were invaluable - we met exactly the right people and a wide range of potential clients. These people seemed to really appreciate the opportunity to meet us too, which is not always the case at many conferences, and shows how well-selected they were.”
A massively successful event, the NG Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery summit continued its trend of attracting the region’s most renowned delegates and addressing the most pressing business challenges faced by executives in the industry today. Providing a stimulating contrast to the traditional event format, GDS International’
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