Nelson Laboratories Selects the MasterControl Quality Suite to Automate Enterprise-wide Document Management / Change Control Quality Processes

Over 20 Departments to Use System - Investment Expected to Achieve ROI Quickly

SALT LAKE CITY – February 9, 2005 - Document Control Systems (DCS) today announced Nelson Laboratories, a state of the art lab providing hundreds of microbiological and analytical testing services to medical device, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical industries has selected the MasterControl Quality Suite to automate their paper-based document management, quality system, and other key processes, company-wide. DCS was selected for its domain expertise and MasterControl's integrated, easy to use offering which is ?validation-ready? and provides all the necessary features to comply with 21 CFR Part 11 regulations and the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) current good laboratory practice (CGLP) requirements.

?After careful consideration, we chose the MasterControl Quality Suite because it was easy to use and had the power and adaptability which each department in the company can utilize,? said Jeff Nelson, Vice President, Operations, Nelson Laboratories.  ?MasterControl's configurable, off-the-shelf capabilities allow us to automate and mold the system to optimize our processes which will increase productivity, improve our service to customers, and accelerate turnaround times while still achieving high quality.?

?The MasterControl Quality Suite capabilities will help advance Nelson Laboratories' three-pronged mission to provide excellent quality, quick turn around, and cost efficiency,? said Jon Beckstrand , President and CEO of Document Control Systems.  ?We look forward to working with Nelson Laboratories to make their MasterControl implementation successful.?

Nelson is planning to implement the web-based MasterControl Quality Suite in 21 departments. Initially, the company will use MasterControl to automate their change control processes for standard operating procedures, customer reports, and customer protocols. MasterControl's adaptability will also be leveraged to integrate into Nelson's laboratory information management system (LIMS) provided by LabVantage Solutions, Inc. Nelson will be using the MasterControl scripts and protocols for Installation Qualification (IQ) and Operation Qualification (OQ) and will complete the Performance Qualification (PQ) testing and system validation for MasterControl in-house.

MasterControl Empowers Laboratories
Nelson joins a group of over 150 FDA-regulated organizations, many of which are medical service laboratories or contract laboratories, who reply upon the MasterControl Quality Suite to improve testing quality, accelerate turnaround times and ensure FDA compliance.

About Document Control Systems
Document Control Systems, Inc. has been at the forefront of providing innovative electronic quality management systems since 1993. The company was the first to develop software that enables compliance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11. Today, hundreds of companies worldwide use MasterControl to consistently meet FDA regulatory requirements and industry quality standards, including ISO and QS/TS.

The MasterControl Quality Suite's configurable, off-the-shelf products are designed to integrate seamlessly and significantly accelerate installation, implementation and validation efforts. Its centralized interface provides maximum ease-of-use. DCS offers unmatched technical assistance, complete GAMP®4 methodology validation consulting services and extensive training to ensure the quality implementation of its MasterControl Quality Suite..