HORSHAM, Pa. — May 18, 2018. Ernst & Young (EY) has announced that Joanne Santomauro, CEO and Founder of Ancillare, LP, the global leader serving the end-to-end clinical and ancillary supply chain management needs of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies, as well as contract and medical research organizations, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Greater Philadelphia region.

The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Santomauro was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.

“It is a true honor to be recognized as a finalist for my forward thinking and innovation,” said Santomauro. “I am fortunate to successfully manage global clinical supply chains for sponsor organizations and be an integral part of developing innovative, life-saving therapies for patients.”

Under Santomauro’s inspirational leadership, Ancillare has grown from a start-up organization in 2006 to the industry leader, defining and transforming the way the life sciences industry perceives and manages their clinical and ancillary supply chain.

Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition—the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Regional award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 14 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors also include PNC Bank, Pine Hill Group, Murray Devine & Company, SolomonEdwardsGroup, Ballard Spahr LLP, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Pepper Hamilton LLP and Simkiss & Block.

About Ancillare, LP
Ancillare is the only organization of its kind with an exclusive focus on the global clinical and ancillary supply chain. Ancillare arms sponsors of global clinical trials with a customized, end-to-end Ancillare Supply Plan, enabling developers of new therapies to optimize their clinical study supply chains using streamlined processes, extensive global buying power, a vast depot network and proven teams of clinical, procurement, operations, logistics and regulatory experts. Ancillare’s Turn-Key Operations (A-TKO™) model embraces the complexities and globalization of the clinical and ancillary supply chain by reducing both the overall cost and cycle time of clinical trials, and greatly improving operational efficiency across all levels of the value chain.

Ancillare has supported more than 1,500 clinical trials across 80,000 clinical sites over 100 countries with master depots in United States, United Kingdom, and Singapore, and strategic depots in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, and Ukraine. To learn more, visit ancillare.com.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. Learn more at ey.com/eoy.

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