Showing items tagged as QMS software

  • How to Shift From Proactive to Predictive Quality Data Management

    August 11, 2020 by James Jardine, Staff Writer

    The reluctance to abandon conventional paper-based quality management systems (QMS) has long typified the life sciences industry’s approach to quality. Familiar yet inefficient quality models are shortsighted, however.

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  • 3 Spock Quotes for Manufacturing

    March 26, 2020 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    In honor of Leonard Nimoy’s birthday, we’ve taken some of Spock’s words of wisdom and applied them to manufacturing. Because it’s only logical to get paper off the shop floor and fully digitize your processes.

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  • EpiBone Embodies Paperless Efficiencies in Personalized Medicine

    February 11, 2020 by David Butcher, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    In a new case study video, EpiBone, a Brooklyn-based regenerative medicine company developing living grafts for skeletal reconstruction, explains how it is leveraging MasterControl's QMS and manufacturing software to reduce errors and increase efficiency in the management of its quality processes and production records.

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  • Quality’s Unstructured Data Dilemma: 3 Reasons to Overcome Document Dependency

    January 30, 2020 by James Jardine, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Companies whose quality management practices are document dependent are neglecting the insights trapped in their quality data. Learn about the promise and peril of unstructured data and how connectivity can unlock your quality function’s potential.

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  • WD-40 Company Tells Why Quality Is Priority No. 1

    September 5, 2019 by David Jensen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    WD-40 has been silencing squeaks and vanquishing rust and corrosion all over the world since 1953. This success story can be attributed to the product’s secret formula. To the company’s employees, the product's legacy is largely due to effective quality management. In a new video, several WD-40 Company team members tell how quality is the company’s number one priority.

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  • Product Recall Prevention and Recovery: 4 Critical Steps

    August 15, 2019 by James Jardine, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Even the slightest oversights or errors can lead to product recalls. Learn about the primary causes of recalls, how regulators classify recalls, the four critical steps of recall recovery, and strategies that can help you avoid recalls altogether.

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  • Overcoming Challenges in Cannabis Compliance

    July 11, 2019 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    As cannabis legalization spreads, cannabis companies need to ensure they can keep up with their competition and regulations. A quality management system (QMS) gives these businesses the tools they need to overcome their unique challenges.

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  • 5 Helpful (and Hilarious) Quotes From ‘The Big Lebowski’ That Also ‘Abide’ By Quality

    July 3, 2019 by Mike Rigert, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    “The Big Lebowski,” starring the indefatigable Jeff Bridges, has attracted a cult following over the years. The 1998 film features some of the most quotable lines in film. And, surprise — they apply to the field of quality management.

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  • #QualityChangesEverything

    May 1, 2019 by Sara Bresee, Executive Vice President of Marketing, MasterControl

    Beginnings are important because they often give a first impression. Today is a landmark day for MasterControl as we introduce not just our new look and feel, but also a renewed commitment to customers and an integrated platform of enterprise solutions. Today changes everything because #QualityChangesEverything.

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  • The Future of Quality Meets the Future of MasterControl

    May 1, 2019 by Beth Pedersen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Quality and compliance are not what they were 25 years ago, 10 years ago, or even five years ago. And neither is MasterControl. Today, we launch the new MasterControl brand.

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  • Top 5 Nutraceutical Trends in 2018 - Getting Creative With Protein

    October 30, 2018 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    The protein supplement category is no longer exclusively for hardcore athletes. The general population is now full of people who are concerned that they’re not getting enough protein in their diets. These consumers are increasingly turning to supplements to fill the void.

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  • BraveHeart Team Emphasizes Quality-First Approach

    October 16, 2018 by David Jensen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    One trap regulated startups should try to avoid is having unrealistic assumptions about what it takes to achieve compliance. Part 3 of this article series features several members of the BraveHeart team discussing their views and expectations for quality throughout the Wearable Life Sensor’s life cycle.

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  • Med Device Company Takes Flight With Life-Changing Innovation

    October 3, 2018 by David Jensen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Startup ventures are the embodiment of innovation – often hitting the ground running with little more than an idea and a vision. Part one of this three-part series introduces startup medical device company, BraveHeart Wearable Life Sensors, and how it is uniquely inspired by aviation.

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  • 10 Key Steps for Implementing a QMS

    September 27, 2018 by Tifany Desprez, Communication & Marketing Manager with MasterControl Partner Apsalys

    Your company needs to an integrated, automated quality management system (QMS) to help you get your products to market faster and more efficiently. Where do you start? Consider these 10 steps to help you audit your current system and processes, get stakeholders onboard, and implement a QMS that will signifcantly improve your company's quality processes.

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  • Artificial Intelligence: Is It on the Cusp of Revolutionizing Pharmaceuticals?

    August 21, 2018 by Mike Rigert, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    One of the major technological trends beginning to impact the pharmaceutical industry is artificial intelligence (AI). Analysts say it isn’t a matter of if but when AI will become a game-changer for pharma companies, particularly when it comes to slashing the time and costs involved with drug discovery. Find out what your company can do to best plan for AI’s anticipated revolutionary impact on drug development.

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  • Using a QMS to Qualify Your Suppliers

    August 2, 2018 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Adulterated supplements and adverse events have long been the bane of the nutraceutical industry. However, this shouldn’t and doesn’t have to be the norm. By qualifying suppliers or ingredients, nutraceutical companies not only comply with CGMPs, they also protect their customers.

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  • Regulatory Barriers to Innovation for Startups

    July 31, 2018 by Tifany Desprez, Ph.D., Communication and Marketing Manager with MasterControl European Partner, Apsalys

    France and Europe are witnessing an explosion of life science innovation from new startups. But what separates the winners from the losers? Learn how to successfully overcome regulatory barriers and get your product to market quicker.

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  • Ensure Data Integrity With a Proactive Data Management Strategy

    July 24, 2018 by David Jensen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Data management technologies continue to evolve and improve the processes for collecting, storing and analyzing data. However, new technology rarely avoids growing pains. One dilemma regulated companies face with technology updates is maintaining data integrity. Regulatory guidelines for data integrity insist that all data and metadata remain intact and unaltered. This is a tall order when companies need to perform a large-scale data migration each time they update their data storage infrastructure. A good approach to effectively manage data and remain compliant with data integrity requirements is to develop a practical data management strategy around data storage and migration.

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  • Using the Newly-Approved Dietary Fibers in Supplements

    July 19, 2018 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Many consumers don't get enough fiber, leading to health problems that are especially prevalent as people get older. Fiber supplements can help fill the gap, and now the FDA has expanded its definition of dietary fiber to include eight more sources.

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  • The #1 Gap in Manufacturing Software Today

    July 18, 2018 by Beth Pedersen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    It’s 2018 and technology has pervaded every area of our lives. Yet a visit to almost any manufacturing floor reveals that paper is alive and well, even in forward-thinking companies with strong IT strategies and digital transformation initiatives in place. Why is it that the truly paperless factory floor remains so elusive?

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