SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA – November 20, 2008 – MasterControl Inc., a leading provider of GxP and business process management software solutions, announced today the availability of the MasterControl MD™ software solution. MasterControl MD™ helps medical device manufacturers to get their products to market faster without sacrificing regulatory compliance.
“MasterControl MD is a utopian end-to-end solution that allows cross-functional teams to efficiently collaborate on critical documents and processes and speed up the development cycle,” said Matthew M. Lowe, MasterControl Senior Product Manager, Medical Device Expert. “MasterControl can help every team in a medical device company to streamline their processes, whether they are working in product development, manufacturing, operations, quality, purchasing, or regulatory departments.”
MasterControl MD’s out-of-the-box, best practices configuration for compliance to standards such as 21 CFR Part 820 and ISO 13485 can help medical device manufacturers get their products to market faster by enabling the entire development team to execute and communicate their tasks more efficiently using tools with which they are already familiar and proficient. Benefits of implementing MasterControl MD include:
Departments and teams in medical device companies that can benefit from MasterControl MD include:
MasterControl MD makes efficiency and compliance synonymous throughout the organization by providing tools that streamline product development and quality. Quality professionals can maintain compliance without hindering the development cycle while simultaneously improving overall product quality by incorporating failure and complaint data into future designs. All supplier-related quality information can be accessed from a single interface, which facilitates rapid assessment. MasterControl’s automated status tracking functionality ensures supplier compliance. Regulatory specialists can utilize MasterControl to participate in the development cycle and repurpose documentation for use in regulatory submissions with ease.
An integrated enterprise system, MasterControl MD serves as a single source for product definition. The system provides a central repository for all drawings, specs, manufacturing procedures, inspection criteria, marketing collaterals, bills of materials (BOMs), and other critical documents. MasterControl MD features tightly integrated applications and it seamlessly integrates with the tools users work with every day such as CAD, Outlook, Word, MS Project, and so forth.
MasterControl’s advanced document-based approach takes document control and process streamlining beyond just engineering—users in any department can effortlessly collaborate on the same document using familiar applications. MasterControl MD makes supply chain management more efficient and helps avoid receiving delays, product scrap, and rework. MasterControl gives managers an overview of the development pipeline and insures that purchasing decisions are always based on accurate, up-to-date data.
The products that comprise the MasterControl MD solution are:
The MasterControl Documents, BOM, Projects, Supplier and PDM Connector solutions inclusive in MasterControl MD provide medical device companies with core functionality for product lifecycle management (PLM) while simultaneously maintaining ease of use and accessibility for the entire enterprise.
For more information about how MasterControl MD can get your product to market faster by improving your medical device company’s development processes, contact a MasterControl representative.
About MasterControl Inc.
MasterControl Inc. is a global provider of GxP process, quality audit and document management software solutions for life science companies. MasterControl™ products are easy to use, easy to deploy, easy to validate, and easy to maintain. They incorporate 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. Nearly 400 companies, more than any other QMS provider, currently use MasterControl solutions for easier compliance, faster validation, and better process management. For more information about MasterControl, visit www.mastercontrol.com, or call 800-825-9117 (U.S.) or +44 118 9812838 (Europe).