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The inaugural Informa Pharma Intelligence Awards recognize outstanding advancements and innovations in Japanese pharma and biotech, highlighting Japan’s integral role in the global healthcare market.

Taking place on 1 September 2022, the Awards will bring together leading innovators, to meet and network, discover new opportunities, and reflect on life-changing accomplishments made over the previous year.

Categories cover the entire pharma and biotech lifecycle and include: Pharma Company of the Year, Best New Drug Award, Executive of the Year, Biotech Company of the Year, Best Contract Research Organization, Licensing Deal of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Icon_logo_Scrip_AwardsICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation, with over 38,000 employees in 93 locations in 46 countries around the world, headquartered in Dublin. We advance clinical research by providing outsourced development and commercialisation services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and government and public health organisations. Our services span the entire lifecycle of product development, from molecule to medicine, across a broad range of therapeutic areas. We develop new innovations, drive emerging therapies forward, and improve patient lives.







Avance Clinical is a premium full-service Contract Research Organisation (CRO) based in Australia providing high-quality clinical research services to the international drug development industry which brings innovative new drugs to patients. Avance Clinical has more than 260 staff and has backing from the private equity group, Riverside Company, to support global expansion plans.

Avance Clinical offers clinical project management, trial monitoring, regulatory support, safety reporting, scientific and medical writing, data management, statistical and pharmacokinetic services, and external clinical auditing. We operate to the highest standards of compliance required by global regulatory agencies such as the FDA to ensure acceptance of data for drug approvals.

Our clients are international biotech companies in their early phases of drug development that require fast, agile, and adaptive solution-oriented clinical research services. The company uses state-of-the-art technology, gold standard systems, and deep scientific expertise to provide clients with the most successful outcomes.

Avance Clinical delivers exceptional study approval rates through its understanding of the Australian regulatory environment and inhouse scientific and regulatory expertise. Our clients are predominantly from North America, Europe, and Asia.



CMIC stands for Current Medical Information Center. In 1992, Dr. Kazuo Nakamura founded CMIC as the first Contract Research Organization (CRO) in Japan. CMIC Group is currently the largest clinical CRO in Japan, providing comprehensive services in drug development, clinical trial and clinical site management, clinical to commercial GMP manufacturing, regulatory consulting and contract sales & marketing solutions. We can help pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies to enter Japan market, to conduct clinical trials in Asia, or to bridge your drug development and manufacturing needs between the US and Japan. CMIC Group has over 7,000 employees and 25 sites globally.