News - MasterControl, Inc. and Vialis GmbH Announce Partnering Agreement

Vialis to represent MasterControl software/services to end-users in the European Union

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA and LIESTAL, BASELLAND, SWITZERLAND – December 2, 2009 – MasterControl, a producer of software solutions that automate paper-based GxP processes, and Vialis, a leading systems integrator for laboratory data systems, today formally announced a partner agreement. This agreement will leverage Vialis' deep experience with systems integration in the regulated pharmaceutical domain and the robust GxP software applications that MasterControl provides. Per the agreement, Vialis has also become an authorized reseller of the MasterControl product suite.

"We are very excited to be working with MasterControl," Ulf Fuchslueger, CEO of Vialis, stated. "MasterControl's Business Process Management, Quality Management, Document Management, and Audit Management Software Systems fit perfectly with Vialis' strategy to expand its leading role as a provider of paperless lab solutions. MasterControl applications, in combination with our expertise and implementation services, will provide tremendous value for our clients and help them become even more efficient."

MasterControl applications are the ultimate software solutions for automating paper-based GxP processes throughout the entire product development lifecycle (from concept to commercialization). The MasterControl™ GxP Process Management Suite consists of configurable, easy-to-use, and connected applications for automating, streamlining, and effectively managing GxP processes throughout the entire product development process. Hundreds of companies worldwide rely on MasterControl to facilitate compliance with FDA (e.g., GxPs, 21 CFR Parts 11, 210-211, 820, 606) and other worldwide regulatory bodies including ISO quality standards (e.g., ISO 9000, ISO 13485, ISO 14000, ISO/TS16949) to improve product quality and safety and to ensure compliance.

Paul Herd, Director of MasterControl EMEA, comments: "MasterControl is committed to expanding its European presence and MasterControl's alliance with Vialis is strategically important to its development of the Germanic region. Combining the expertise Vialis delivers in creating paperless environments for laboratories and MasterControl's expertise in quality management applications will provide organizations with the opportunity to maximize their productivity and efficiency, and increase the quality of their processes. We very much look forward to working with Vialis to extend our joint value proposition to the European market."

About MasterControl, Inc.

MasterControl produces software solutions that enable regulated companies to get their products to market faster, while reducing overall costs and increasing internal efficiency. MasterControl securely manages a company's critical information throughout the entire product lifecycle. Our software is known for being easy to implement, easy to validate and easy to use. MasterControl solutions include quality management, document management/document control, product lifecycle management, audit management, training management, bill of materials, supplier management, submissions management, and more. Supported by a comprehensive array of services based on industry best practices, MasterControl provides our customers with a complete information management solution across the entire enterprise. For more information about MasterControl, visit, or call: 800-825-9117 (U.S.); +44 (0) 1256 325 949 (Europe); or 03-6801-6147 (Japan).