Left to right: Stephen Turnock, Product and Partner Manager, Mastercontrol, Jürgen Frey, COO International Quality Consulting, Jens Fröhlich, Key Account Manager, International Quality Control and Akira Tsujimaru, Business Solutions Consultant, Mastercontrol.
USA-based MasterControl Inc, a global provider of quality management software solutions, has announced the establishment of a partnership with the globally respected International Quality Consulting (IQC) Group. The new partner, headquartered in Reinheim, Germany, is said to add 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 [senior vice president] Sales and Partner Operations. “IQC has well-regarded, specialised 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 centre for quality with a global view and focus on the same industries that MasterControl serves, such as pharmaceutical companies, medical device firms and their suppliers. Working together with MasterControl we will be able to help customers create compliant business processes and transparent organisational 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, healthcare compliance, regulatory product compliance, medical device vendors, and regulatory affairs accreditation. Their services range include the following: implementation of quality management systems (ISO900X, ISO13485, ISO14971 ISO2000X, FDA 21 CFR Parts 210, 211, 820, 11, EU-GMP, Brazil RDC 16/2013 and CFDA), process validation, IT validation, equipment qualification, inspection preparation, organisation 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 organisations are providing an overview of the new IQC/MasterControl partnership at the Compamed international medical device manufacturers trade fair on November 20-22 in Dusseldorf, Germany. MasterControl and IQC representatives are 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 8a stand R11.
IQC and MasterControl have chosen 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.