SolidWorks Partners with MasterControl to Research Common Solutions

SALT LAKE CITY – August, 10, 2007 –MasterControl Inc. today announced that it has entered into a research partnership with SolidWorks Corporation, a worldwide leader in 3D Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) technology, to develop new interoperable solutions that will benefit product development engineers in the life science industry.

“Countless product development engineers working in the life science environment utilize both MasterControl software and SolidWorks tools,” said Matthew M. Lowe, MasterControl product manager, medical device expert. “Bridging the gap between our solutions will simplify the overall product development culture and, in the long run, vastly improve the quality of new products being developed.”

SolidWorks CAD, Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) applications are vital tools for the development of new medical devices and other life science technologies. More than 500,000 engineers and designers worldwide utilize SolidWorks’ intuitive, high performance products.

The MasterControl GxP Process Management Suite is an easy-to-use, configurable, off-the-shelf software solution that helps companies maintain continuous compliance with FDA regulations, ISO standards, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and other regulatory requirements. MasterControl automates and effectively manages document and change control, training, audits, corrective/preventive action (CAPA), customer complaints, nonconformance disposition, and other business processes.

About MasterControl
MasterControl Inc. is a global provider of GxP process and document management software solutions for life science companies. The MasterControl suite is easy to use, easy to deploy, easy to validate, and easy to maintain. It incorporates industry best practices for automating and connecting every stage of the product development cycle, while facilitating regulatory compliance. By combining an integrated platform with a continuum of risk-based software validation products and services, MasterControl drives down the total cost of ownership and enables customers to extend their investment across the enterprise. Hundreds of companies worldwide use MasterControl for easier compliance, faster validation, and better process management. For more information, visit , or call 800-825-9117.

About SolidWorks Corporation
Concord, Mass.-based SolidWorks Corporation has provided cutting-edge, straightforward 3D CAD tools to designers and engineers in technology, industrial, medical, scientific, transportation, educational, and consumer markets since 1993.

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