SOURCE: Springborn Smithers

Springborn Smithers

June 03, 2009 09:17 ET

Springborn Smithers Receives 2009 Lilly Global Supplier Award

WAREHAM, MA--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - Springborn Smithers, LLC, a leading global contract research organization (CRO) for environmental testing services, announced today that it has been recognized with the 2009 Lilly Global Supplier Award. Springborn, a Smithers Group company, provides a variety of regulatory testing solutions. Springborn is one of 15 companies selected among Eli Lilly and Company's 6500 global suppliers.

"As Springborn celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, it is an incredible honor to be recognized with the Lilly Global Supplier Award," said Michael Hochschwender, President and CEO of the Smithers Group. "An award like this really acknowledges the work that our people do. At Springborn, the employees are committed to working closely with our clients to offer expert guidance while delivering quality services. We're truly developing a partnership where both companies work together as one."

Don Surprenant, Springborn's President and Chief Operating Officer, noted, "This recognition is a great example of how a high-quality CRO can partner with industry leaders in a mutually beneficial way. As companies are working to reduce their internal lab capacity to make room for R&D, and trying to minimize the numbers of suppliers in their supply chain, they are relying more on outsourcing their environmental testing requirements to a competent laboratory with a wide variety of offerings. By consistently striving to help our clients improve efficiency, Springborn has evolved from a standard testing laboratory to a trustworthy strategic partner."

Springborn delivers a comprehensive range of ecotoxicology, environmental fate, plant and animal metabolism, analytical chemistry, product chemistry, residue chemistry, REACH compliance solutions, and endocrine testing services for the pharmaceutical, crop protection, industrial chemical, and consumer household industries.

For more information about Springborn's customized environmental testing solutions, visit, or call 508-295-2550.

About Springborn Smithers

Springborn is a leading global Contract Research Organization (CRO) for the pharmaceutical, crop protection, industrial chemical, and consumer household industries. Springborn offers a complete range of testing solutions, analytical support, risk assessment and registration services. With research centers worldwide, Springborn performs studies that satisfy all major regulatory requirements.

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    Hope Aubin

    Springborn Smithers
    790 Main Street
    Wareham, MA 02571-1037