MasterControl Inc. Partners with International Quality Consulting AG

NEWS - MasterControl Inc. Partners with International Quality Consulting AG


SALT LAKE CITY, USA - October 23, 2013 - MasterControl Inc., a global provider of quality management software solutions, today announced the establishment of a partnership with the globally respected International Quality Consulting (IQC) AG Group. The new partner, headquartered in Reinheim, Germany, adds a unique dimension of "holistic quality" to the services and products offered by MasterControl.

"IQC brings years of extensive quality management consulting experience which represents a significant benefit to MasterControl and our European expansion efforts," said Michael Bothe, MasterControl SVP Sales and Partner Operations. "IQC has well-regarded, specialized services with a strong footprint in European pharmaceutical industries that go hand-in-hand with MasterControl's approach to quality management."

IQC is the most recent partner to join with MasterControl in its global objective to provide continuous process improvement, develop innovative software, and offer unsurpassed customer service.

"Our partnership with MasterControl is the next logical step in the continuous development of our services that are designed to guarantee value to the customer and meet their current individual requirements and future needs," says IQC CEO Dominic Konrad. ?We see ourselves as a transfer center for quality with a global view and focus on the same industries that MasterControl serves, such as pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies and their suppliers. Working together with MasterControl we will be able to help customers create compliant business processes and transparent organizational standards, methods, and policies that eliminate compliance deficits."

IQC has been providing qualified and complex services for the medical device, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and biotech industries since 1992. The group's areas of services expertise include electronic regulatory compliance, health care compliance, regulatory product compliance, medical device vendors, and regulatory affairs accreditation. Their services range from the implementation of quality management systems (ISO 900X, 13485,14971 2000X, FDA 21 CFR Parts 210, 211, 820, 11, EU-GMP, Brazil RDC 16/2013 and CFDA), process validation, IT - validation, equipment qualification, inspection preparation, organization support and third party audits (FDA, ANVISA, TGA), supplier audits, and validation of IT - Systems.

To commemorate the partnership of global compliance leaders, quality and compliance specialists from both organizations will provide an overview of the new IQC/MasterControl partnership at the COMPAMED international medical device manufacturers trade fair November 20-22 in Dusseldorf, Germany. MasterControl and IQC representatives will be on hand to discuss critical quality management and compliance topics such as compliance best practices, electronic quality management systems, and software validation trends

Attendees who register for and participate in a brief MasterControl quality management system demonstration at COMPAMED will receive a free USB drive and padfolio. Demonstrations will be offered in both German and English and will be available in Hall 8 Stand R11 - 8aR11.

IQC and MasterControl have chosen the COMPAMED event to formally announce their partnership because it is a leading international trade fair for medical manufacturing supplies where more than 16,000 industry professionals gather every year. Over 600 manufacturers from 34 countries attend the annual event to offer high tech solutions for use in the medical technology industry--from new materials, mechanical and electronic components, packaging, and quality testing to complete contract manufacturing.

About IQC

As a result of and based on our core competencies, the International Quality Consulting Group is a leading company in following business sectors such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, suppliers to medical devices and OEMs, biotechnology and health care (clinics and medical service businesses).

IQC's mission is one of "holistic quality" with specialized experience at every stage of the product life cycle - from emerging growth company counseling on intellectual property and clinical trials, to FDA approval, manufacturing and post-approval regulatory.

With this approach, IQC is able to realize complex projects for customers and interims management. We offer these solutions with over 20 years of experience and the high commitment of our consultants.

About MasterControl

MasterControl Inc. produces software solutions that enable companies doing business in regulatory environments 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. MasterControl software is known for being easy to implement, easy to validate and easy to use. MasterControl solutions include clinical management, quality management, document management/document control, product lifecycle management, audit management, training management, bill of materials, supplier management, submissions document management, clinical trial 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 www.mastercontrol.com, or call: 800-825-9117 (U.S.); +44 (0) 1256 325 949 (Europe); 81 (3) 5422 6665 (Japan); or +82 (822) 890-7300 (Korea).