Anderson Packaging Selects QUMAS Compliance Solution Florham Park, NJ

Anderson Packaging Selects QUMAS Compliance Solution Florham Park, NJ - November 15, 2005 - QUMAS, the leading provider of integrated solutions for enterprise compliance, governance and risk management, today announced that Anderson Packaging Inc. of Rockford, Illinois, one of the fastest-growing contract pharmaceutical packagers in the nation, has selected the QUMAS QUMAS Compliance Suite to help meet stringent federal compliance requirements for the packaging of pharmaceutical products including prescription products, over-the-counter products, physician samples, and pharmaceutical products destined for clinical trials. Anderson features over 95 manufacturing lines in its pharmaceutical division for primary and secondary packaging running three shifts per day, five days per week.

The QUMAS QUMAS Compliance Suite is a complete compliance framework that ensures organizations remain in a state of constant compliance while covering multiple regulations with a single solution. Designed to allow organizations to initiate and maintain a sustainable compliance program, the QUMAS solution brings together the multiple disciplines of policy management, process enforcement, monitoring and reporting into an integrated solution. QCompliance is architected to streamline, organize, and automate compliance-related activities on an enterprise-wide level. Additionally QCompliance is highly configurable lending itself to handling the compliance requirements of existing and future regulations without coding.

Founded in 1967, with over 900,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing automation, Anderson Packaging is rolling out the QUMAS Compliance Suite to proactively ensure that they are meeting compliance regulations on a sustainable and continuing basis among their 1,300 employees spread across seven manufacturing plants.

"QUMAS allowed us to install a single product suite to accomplish our goals for compliance without having to learn and manage an assortment of point technologies that may or may not integrate with each other," said Shawn Reilley, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Anderson Packaging. "Meeting compliance initiatives is serious business. As a company we are committed to doing things the right way. We found the QUMAS system to be the finest on the market. Naturally, we wanted to use the best compliance solution available."

"At QUMAS we believe that the best compliance solution is one that helps businesses operate in a continuous state of compliance at all times, even as new regulations come to the forefront," said Paul Hands, CEO of QUMAS. "The best solution will include policy management, process enforcement, reporting and monitoring. By integrating these disciplines, Anderson Packaging can deploy a closed-loop compliance system that will improve corporate performance."

About Anderson Packaging

Anderson Packaging, a wholly owned subsidiary of the AmerisourceBergen Corporation, is one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical contract packagers in the United States. With extensive experience in new-product launches and process startup, Anderson offers specialized services such as package development, including design of child-resistant and patient compliance prompting features, as well as process development, including in-house tooling design and manufacture. Anderson also maintains one of the most progressive process, facilities and validation programs in the contract packaging industry, while maintaining a record of superior quality and service.

 

About QUMAS

With over a decade of experience, QUMAS provides a proven enterprise compliance management solution developed specifically for Life Sciences companies of all sizes and needs. Recognized as the world leader in Enterprise Compliance, Governance and Risk Management, the company has over 250 customer deployments including 5 of the top 10 Life Sciences firms.

QUMAS is the only vendor that offers a suite of products that enables Life Sciences companies to achieve sustainable, enterprise-wide compliance with a broad range of solutions for 21 CFR Part 11, cGxP, Quality, Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Operations.

QUMAS provides highly configurable applications, ready for validation and deployment within regulated environments. Based on open systems platforms, QUMAS technology integrates seamlessly with existing corporate databases, applications, operating systems and hardware from most major vendors.

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Director of Marketing

QUMAS

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