Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation selects QUMAS as their Regulatory Content Management Solution.

JERSEY CITY, NJ - 18 May, 2009 - QUMAS, the leading provider of Compliance Solutions to highly regulated companies, today announced that Sanquin, the Blood Supply Foundation in the Netherlands, has selected QUMAS DocCompliance™ as its enterprise regulatory content management system.

In selecting QUMAS as a compliance partner, Sanquin are confirming their proactive approach to regulatory compliance management, leading the way for this industry sector in novel approaches to compliance. Sanquin clearly operates in a highly critical area of medicine (blood products) and so are committed to full traceability, a commitment they have reinforced by choosing a system that provides full traceability and audit capabilities across all content.

"Sanquin currently ensure the safety of the blood transfusion chain from donor to patient using sophisticated production methods, rigid procedures, and strict quality requirements and testing, as well as thorough staff training", said Ken Hayward, SVP and CTO at QUMAS. "By harnessing the power of DocCompliance, they will be able to proactively audit all areas associated with regulatory compliance, ensuring traceability and accountability even before the regulators come looking for it."

This announcement marks the beginning of a new area of business for QUMAS, extending its traditional life sciences focus further across the sector to 'not for profit' national and international organizations.

QUMAS recently held a "Change Control Best Practices" webinar with AMR Research and a key Top 10 pharmaceutical client. During this 60 minute webinar, Wayne McDonnell, Research Director, AMR Research reviewed effective change management strategies as well as the potential impacts of ineffective change management practices. Cyril Walsh, Senior Solutions Consultant, QUMAS presented key approaches to change management, complex or simple, and provided guidelines on best practices, while Leo Zwijns, IT Director Quality and Compliance Applications at a top-10 pharmaceutical company, shared his experience of implementing a multi-site change management solution across global facilities. A recording of this webinar is available the QUMAS website.


QUMAS is the leader in Enterprise Regulatory Compliance Solutions with more than 250 global customer deployments and over a decade of experience helping companies in highly regulated industries. The QUMAS solution facilitates an informed response to Compliance challenges across the organization, and provides better overall governance and predictability of business performance.

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About Sanquin

Sanquin was established in 1998 through a merger of the Dutch blood banks and the Central Laboratory of the Netherlands Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (CLB). The Foundation is responsible for blood supply on a not-for-profit basis and advances transfusion medicine. Sanquin delivers products and services, conducts scientific investigations and provides education, instruction, in-service training and refresher courses. Sanquin also supplies rare blood units to the Blood Bank of the Council of Europe and takes an active role in working groups and committees of international organizations such as the World Health Organization, the Council of Europe and the European Commission.

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